The U.S. Marine Corps "is attempting to determine the authenticity of photos published by TMZ.com that the entertainment website says show Marines appearing to burn bodies of dead Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah in 2004," The Associated Press reports.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he's trying to get permission from federal authorities to send relief supplies to the typhoon-damaged Philippines.
A new food pantry opens next month on the Parkland College campus in Champaign, and it is being tailored to reach out to student veterans.
Gov. Pat Quinn flew around Illinois Monday to highlight a new Illinois Lottery ticket meant to raise money for veterans' programs.
The University of Illinois broke ground on Friday on a new facility on its Urbana campus to help military veterans adapt to life with their injuries, while attending the U of I.
In a case that caused a major stir last year, a YouTube video surfaced showing Marines in Afghanistan joking and laughing as they urinated on three dead Taliban fighters.
Two days of talks between U.S. and Afghan officials have yielded a partial security agreement between the two countries.
Gov. Pat Quinn's budget office says most state workers whose salaries are paid by federal money are back on the job, but more layoffs could come if the federal shutdown continues.
An Illinois congressman seeking re-election says he had no choice but to be the only U.S. House member to vote against what he called a "stupid'' resolution allowing military chaplains to still perform their duties during the federal government's shutdown.
While conceding that nations will disagree about when and how to step in as "tyrants ... commit wanton murder," President Obama told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that "we must get better" at preventing atrocities.