There's a new report Wednesday on the scale of surveillance by the National Security Agency: The Washington Post reports that the agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.
While much of the attention was focused on pensions, state legislators on Tuesday also dealt with measures intended to get a trio of companies to call Illinois home, ut they only got halfway there.
Illinois is just the latest state to vote on legislation to overhaul public pension plans.
The leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees are meeting Wednesday as they continue to try and work out the differences between their respective farm bills.
Former NBA player Keon Clark has received an eight-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to two charges.
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires health plans that offer benefits for mental health and substance use to cover them to the same extent that they cover medical and surgical care.
In a couple of weeks, residents in Champaign can begin applying for licenses so that they can get backyard chickens.
The Illinois Legislature has approved a historic plan to eliminate the state's $100 billion pension shortfall, considered the worst in the nation.
Some University of Illinois faculty are suggesting the school could provide a supplemental package to make up for a perceived loss in pensions with legislature's passage of reform legislation.
The Fighting Illini men blew a twelve point lead in the closing minutes of Tuesday night's game in Atlanta, and lost to Georgia Tech 67 to 64.