President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.
The U.S. EPA has ruled that it won't issue a chemical waste permit to accept PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill. This story is updated, with comments from the Illinois EPA.
Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois' drop in unemployment is a sign that his policies addressing the state's business climate are working.
Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters, armored vehicles and the threat of arrests Wednesday to try to control an area that's been torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager this past weekend.
A new report finds signs of racial bias in data collected about police searches during traffic stops in Illinois, in a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.
More than 10,000 Illinois residents who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care law could have their coverage canceled if they don't send citizenship and immigration documents to confirm their eligibility by Sept. 5.
Ebola has claimed the life of another health worker in Africa -- a leading doctor in the fight against the disease in Sierra Leone.
St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippman talks about the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the protests and rioting that have followed.
Illinois Democrats are working to promote party unity in the final months of the 2014 campaign despite having some visible divisions.
A St. Louis County police officer reportedly shot an armed man in Ferguson, Mo., after police responded to reports of shots being fired early Wednesday.