Wednesday's deadline for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to submit plans for ending the policy that keeps women from serving in ground combat positions will open up more than 200,000 positions in the military to them. But the change won't end questions about the role of women in the armed forces.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has said the leak that prompted the seizure of Associated Press (AP) phone records put the US at risk.
A limo driver arrested for driving drunk while taking suburban high schoolers to their prom over the weekend has spurred a call for stricter DUI laws in Illinois.
An Illinois Senate proposal to allow the carrying of concealed weapons would let large cities add to the list of places considered off limits to guns.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that when farmers use patented seed for more than one planting in violation of their licensing agreements, they are liable for damages.
The Associated Press is protesting what it calls a massive and unprecedented intrusion into its gathering of news.
The crisis at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp keeps growing in size and intensity.
On Thursday, Illinois Senate voted 40-16 to advance an overhaul of the state's pension systems on Thursday.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says he's introducing a county ordinance on concealed carry because he's worried Illinois lawmakers won't meet a deadline to file one for the state.
The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Illinois' attorney general more time to decide whether to appeal a ruling that the state's ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.