After six years of often bitter back-and-forth with congressional Republicans, President Obama will go it alone by temporarily shielding up to 5 million immigrants from being deported.
President Obama is expected to unveil executive actions on immigration on Thursday and will address the issue in a speech at a Las Vegas high school on Friday, a source familiar with the process tells NPR.
Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs.
The race for Illinois treasurer changed course quickly Tuesday as late votes counted in several suburban counties showed a surge for Democrat Mike Frerichs.
Alex Keefe looks at the career of Jane Byrne, Chicago's first female mayor.
Jane Byrne, Chicago's 1st and only female mayor, has died at the age of 81.
James Kilgore could return to teaching at the University of Illinois, despite controversy over a past felony conviction. The Board of Trustees has said it’s leaving decisions on hiring him to those at the campus level.
University of Illinois Chairman Christopher Kennedy says he plans to leave the school's board of trustees when his term ends in January.
Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has met with top Democratic legislative leaders House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.
Two bills that would authorize building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will soon come to a vote in Congress, as their sponsors head toward a runoff election to decide who will win the Senate race.