Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they're heavy — thanks to playground politics. But that's not necessarily so, according to government data covering about 6,100 kids and teens ages 8-15.
Starbucks and Burger King are getting dragged into the scandal over suspect meat in China.
A published report is raising questions about the role of politics in Gov. Pat Quinn's scandal-plagued anti-violence program that's under federal investigation.
When University of Illinois trustees meet in Chicago they will consider adding $4.5 million to the budget for the renovation of the State Farm Center in Champaign.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a 24-hour ban on flights to and from the Tel Aviv airport.
Questions remain after Tuesday's contradictory rulings by two federal appeals courts over health insurance subsidies in three dozen states - including Illinois and Indiana.
Ten years after its landmark report on terrorism, the 9/11 Commission has released an update in which it notes continued problems. But in 2014, the dangers have shifted geographically — and online, the commission's former members say.
A man already accused of killing a high school friend now is charged in a second northern Illinois killing, that of 44-year old Tonya Bargman of Monticello.
If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to make monthly contributions to so-called Health Independence Accounts. Those who don't may have to pay more of the cost of their medical services, and in some cases may be refused services.
Each year, social service agencies in Champaign County conduct a survey of the area’s homeless population. The one done on a frigid night in January revealed 222 people were living on the streets.