The Army says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, whose freedom from the Taliban was gained by a prisoner exchange, has been cleared for active duty and assigned to a unit in Texas. When he was released in May, Bergdahl had been held by the Taliban for five years.
The Church of England voted Monday to ordain women as bishops.
llinois Gov. Pat Quinn is once again calling for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress and earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork,'' has died at age 89.
In a tense match that saw a lot of action but no score for more than 90 minutes of play, Germany was finally victorious over Argentina to take home the 2014 World Cup title on Sunday with a 1-0 win.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday, trying to rally support from the states that will host thousands of immigrant children from Central America.
Illinois State Police report flooding had closed several roads Sunday morning in their District 10 jurisdiction, which covers much of east-central Illinois.
Emergency authorities are cautioning Champaign County residents to watch out for flooded areas, after the county received from four to six inches of rain during a four-hour period Saturday.
The University of Illinois is speeding up its search for a new president. The News-Gazette reports the presidential search committee wants to name a successor to President Robert Easter before Thanksgiving.
A published report says Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office has offered paid internships to several young people with political connections.