Digging into the nitty gritty of immigration law, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that some immigrant children who turn 21 while their parent's immigration application is still pending have to go to the back of the line and start over.
A federal judge has struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it unconstitutional.
The horrifying mass shooting in Isla Vista, Calif., last month brought up many questions. What could parents have done to prevent the tragedy? And what did they actually know about their son's mental illness?
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a favor of Secret Service agents in a free speech case involving President George W. Bush.
Universities in Illinois may soon get the chance to research industrial hemp. HB5085 is weaving it's way through the legislature.
It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son's therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage.
The Illinois legislative session is set to end May 31st, and the votes needed to make the current income tax permanent are lacking. The possible tax decrease would damage state probation services.
Debtors prisons were outlawed in the United States nearly 200 years ago. And more than 30 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made it clear: Judges cannot send people to jail just because they are too poor to pay their court fines.
This month marks the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawed “separate but equal” in public schools. Thurgood Marshall, who would later be appointed to the high court, argued the case. Two years after the ruling -- in 1956 -- Marshall visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to talk about his work to end segregation and the challenges ahead. Marshall said despite efforts by detractors of integration, black and white students were meant to go to school under one roof.
Carlos Rocha grew up in Chicago and became a gang member like his brothers. In 1998, he was arrested for weapons possession and sent to prison. He earned more prison time after killing a fellow inmate. Rocha was featured Friday in StoryCorps.