Dozens of protesters outside Chicago Police Department's headquarters started marching as soon as they heard that a grand jury had decided not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in August.
Congressman Rodney Davis says the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is an example of President Obama's weakness on foreign policy.
President Barack Obama says he joins with Michael Brown's family in urging peaceful protests after a grand jury decided not to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed the unarmed, black 18-year-old.
Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing maintains the city can’t afford a financial donation to help lure back the state’s high school basketball tournament.
Media outlets citing unidentified sources report the grand jury considering whether Police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the death of Michael Brown has reached a decision.
The head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education has issued a budget warning to the presidents of the state's public universities after meeting with Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's budget transition team.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the highest profile Republican on President Obama's cabinet, will step down, a defense official tells NPR's Tom Bowman.
Writer Jean Thompson talks about her new book, in which she retells classic fairy tales in her own way.
Citing "great sorrow, great rage" and "great determination," University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says she's suspending all the school's fraternities until Jan. 9.
Backup quarterback Reilly O'Toole led Illinois on a late drive that set up a game-winning David Reisner field goal, delivering a 16-14 win over Penn State on Saturday.