Danville’s mayor says he worries a plan to re-locate several unemployment service workers from Danville to Champaign will come on the backs of residents in his city seeking assistance.
Champaign County Board member Michael Richards has dropped out of the race for Illinois’ 103rd House District.
Former House Speaker Tom Foley, who led the chamber from 1989 to 1995, has died, according to his family. He was 84.
Another candidate has joined a crowded field for Illinois’ 103rd House District. Democrat and Champaign Attorney Sam Rosenberg is the third in the party to seek the seat currently held by the retiring Urbana Democrat Naomi Jakobsson.
In an extensive interview with The New York Times, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says by the time he got to Russia, he had given all his classified files to journalists.
President Obama slammed the partisan standoff "spectacle" that he said had damaged the economy and America's international credibility, and called on Congress to pass a comprehensive budget, immigration reform and a farm bill by year's end.
Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) said he doesn’t believe he abandoned his principles by voting to reopen the government.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security says it will indefinitely delay the release of statewide unemployment data for September because of the partial federal-government shutdown.
Hundreds of thousands federal workers on furlough for two weeks are going back to work after Congress approved a late-night deal Wednesday to fund the government and stave off default.
The lone member of Illinois' congressional delegation to vote against raising the nation's borrowing limit says he couldn't support the legislation because it ignores the nation's "massive debt.''