A measure has moved forward in the U.S. Senate to name a Champaign post office after a black World War II veteran who was also the county's first African-American elected official.
Staffers with the cities of Champaign and Urbana will quickly tweak language in a plan to shift operations of the local Big Broadband project to a non-profit entity.
In the two weeks since George Zimmerman's acquittal, the same activists galvanized by his trial are finding it hard to focus the energy of the Trayvon Martin movement.
Some University of Illinois students and faculty are seeking ways to spread lessons on campus in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict.
As soon as he made his remarks on race Friday, President Obama was part of an intense conversation around the nation.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he will hold a hearing on so-called "stand your ground'' laws.
"When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son," President Obama told reporters Friday.
Los Angeles officials have appealed for calm after protests turn violent over the acquittal of a neighbourhood watchman who killed a black teenager.
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will follow "the facts and the law'' as it reviews evidence to see whether federal criminal charges are warranted against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Reaction to George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin has sparked outrage and disappointment, with demonstrations across the country.