The late Judy Baar Topinka was no stranger to the dizzying world of Illinois politics. The state comptroller had also been state treasurer, served in the legislature and lost a race for governor to Rod Blagojevich. So it's easy to imagine that Topinka would not be surprised at the ongoing furor and partisan divide over how to replace her.
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.
Illinois' Republican governor-elect says state agencies plan to ask for $760 million more than they were originally budgeted in 2015.
A petroleum analyst expects the large drop in gas prices to continue, a figure that's already fallen 15.1 cents in the past week.