The controversy over the government's secret subpoena of Associated Press telephone records has revived legislation that would protect journalists from having to reveal their sources to federal investigators, and the White House is endorsing the idea.
Results have finally been released from a survey of University of Illinois students about finding a new mascot to replace Chief Illiniwek.
Champaign-based bus company Illini Tours has been ordered to shut down by the U.S. Department of Transportation, citing safety concerns.
Illinois' unemployment rate improved slightly in April, dipping to 9.3 percent compared to 9.5 percent in March.
A grassroots group says it is almost done with a plan that would change who draws Illinois legislators’ districts.
The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the state law limiting punitive damages awarded in civil lawsuits and directs most of that money to a state victims fund.
Scientists have discovered water that has been trapped in rock for more than a billion years.
The head of the US tax agency has quit after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, President Barack Obama has announced.
Under mounting pressure, President Barack Obama has released a trove of documents related to the Benghazi attack and forced out the top official at the Internal Revenue Service following revelations that the agency targeted conservative political groups.
The news that U.S. scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the sheep in 1997.