Nine months after the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state’s eavesdropping law, the legislature passed a bill to replace it. The legislation, which defines eavesdropping and its consequences, is currently waiting on the governor's desk.
The Justice Department is broadening a civil rights law to include protections for transgender workers, a reversal from how the Bush administration interpreted the measure.
Gov. Pat Quinn is calling Illinois lawmakers back to Springfield to consider a 2016 special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
The University of Illinois at Chicago has announced a provost at the University of South Carolina will be its next chancellor.
A University of Illinois task force on sexual assault has started meeting and plans to survey the school's three campuses to assess the situation at each.
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan says restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba will open new markets for the United States.
Sony Pictures has canceled the Christmas Day release of The Interview, the comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.
President Obama's announcement that the U-S will start talks on normalizing relations with Cuba includes plans to allow more exports to that country. That could offer new opportunities for Illinois farmers and businesses.
A member of the University of Illinois board of trustees who led the school through two presidential searches says she is resigning.
Alan Gross, the American contractor who spent five years in Cuban detention, has been freed and is on his way back to the United States.