Landing a job at a summer camp or at an amusement park is a rite of passage for many young Americans. Those jobs also appeal to foreigners participating in a cultural exchange using J-1 visas. But with U.S. youth unemployment at 25 percent, Congress is now taking a close look at the J-1 visa exchange program.
As Congress debates immigration reform, a Champaign-Urbana immigration rights group is urging U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) to support the plan.
Washington lawyer Clifford Sloan is expected to be President Obama's pick to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, NPR has confirmed.
The Illinois Pollution Control Board found that the coal mine near Industry violated its water pollution permit more than 600 times.
Facebook received 9,000-10,000 requests for user data from US government entities in the second half of 2012.
An Indiana woman put on death row at age 16 for killing an elderly Bible school teacher is being released.
Calling it an era of wisdom and moderation, Iran's new president, Hasan Rowhani, vowed to integrate the country back into the international community and asked Western nations to adopt a more "respectful rhetoric" toward Iran.
The Supreme Court may rule on same-sex marriage this week. Advocates both for and against are glad the issue didn't reach the court any sooner.
Lawmakers in Illinois are headed back to work next week to address the state's $100 billion pension crisis, the worst unfunded pension liability in the nation.
Syria has dismissed as "a caravan of lies" claims that it used chemical weapons, after the US said it would give the rebels "direct military aid".