Any claims that the Russian military has warned Ukraine to surrender in Crimea or face an assault on Tuesday are "total nonsense," a Russian Defense Ministry official says, according to The Voice of Russia.
Every morning, sex offenders start lining up at 6 a.m. outside the Chicago Police Department. The criminal registry office can’t handle all the offenders who show up to register, leaving them in violation of parole.
Urbana attorney Erika Harold has picked up the endorsement of the Chicago Tribune in her campaign for Republican nomination in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.
The big winner was 12 Years A Slave, but there was quite a bit of love to go around at Sunday night's Oscars. What there wasn't, as usual, was a lot of riveting television.
Ukraine's new government warned Russia on Sunday that the two countries "are on the brink of disaster" after an incursion by Moscow's forces into the Crimea peninsula that has sparked a rapidly escalating international crisis.
Illinois State Police officials say the first concealed carry licenses are being mailed. Officials said the first permits are being sent to new license holders Friday.
Ukraine's ousted president, Viktor Yanukovych, emerged Friday to give a news conference on Russian soil, not far from the Ukraine border. Russia is not only giving Yanukovych shelter — it's also carrying out military exercises that have raised alarms in Washington.
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate in fourth-quarter 2013, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said Friday, as it significantly cut its estimate of how much gross domestic product grew during the last three months of the year.
The newly appointed director of Illinois’ child welfare system resigned Wednesday, after one month on the job.
There are 90 aging coal ash pits in Illinois — piles of slag left behind when coal is burned for energy, most often electricity. Environmental groups are asking for tougher state regulations on coal-burning power companies now that coal ash residue is starting to show up in the water supply.