After failing to get on the November ballot, the Green Party's candidates for Governor and Secretary of State say they will launch a write-in campaign in this fall's election. That comes less than a decade after the Illinois Greens pulled in enough votes to reach "major party status" in Illinois.
There's no question alcohol is a factor in the majority of sexual assaults on campus. And alcohol is abundant and very present at most colleges today. In fact, federal health officials say more than 80 percent of college students drink.
A new report from Moody's investors service says Illinois still faces "daunting pension challenges" despite a 2013 law intended to curb the state's pension costs. So do its cities.
An experimental Ebola vaccine is now being tested in people, according to scientists who say the drug has shown promising results tested on monkeys. The small clinical trial is using healthy human volunteers.
Responding to fellow Democrats' concerns in a tight election season, President Obama will delay acting on his own on immigration issues until after November's midterm vote, the White House says.
Quarterback Wes Lunt threw for three touchdowns and Taylor Barton returned an interception for a late score to secure an Illini comeback win over Western Kentucky Saturday, 42-34.
A major credit-rating house reports that Illinois' pension liability as a percentage of its revenue is far and away the nation's highest.
Sierra Leone will impose a three-day lockdown on all its citizens, as part of a plan to "deal with Ebola once and for all," the government says. The move is an effort to stop the disease that has killed over 2,000 people in five West African countries, according to World Health Organization data.
Nearly 400 University of Illinois faculty have signed a petition supporting Urbana campus Chancellor Phyllis Wise's decision to withdraw Steven Salaita's appointment after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter.
A court ruling barring increased health insurance premiums for state-employee retirees might speed up a decision on a separate case over Illinois' overhaul of its public pension system.