The treasurer's office oversees Illinois' investments and provides several services, including college savings plans for residents and a loan program for farmers. Senator Mike Frerichs is challenging Tom Cross for the office.
Lawmakers investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program are reviewing subpoenaed documents during a two-day public hearing.
Two Chicago aldermen want international passengers arriving at the city's two airports screened for the Ebola virus and other infectious diseases.
A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died. Wendell Watson of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Eric Duncan died this morning.
More than 170 people tuned out at an informal state hearing in Georgetown Tuesday night, to voice their opinions about a new coal mine that Sunrise Coal plans for southwest Vermilion County.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden has said his organization will soon be implementing new health screening procedures at U.S. airports. It's part of an ongoing effort to control the spread of Ebola.
Nearly a month after the University of Illinois Board of Trustees rejected his appointment, Steven Salaita is speaking at Chicago area universities this week about what he says was a violation of academic freedom.
The University rescinded its offer of a tenured position in the American-Indian studies department after Salaita made controversial remarks on Twitter about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Steven Salaita talked with Illinois Public Radio’s Tony Sarabia on WBEZ's 'Morning Shift' about what happened in his view, why - and what might come next.
The professor spoke at Northwestern University Monday, and has speeches this week at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, and DePaul University.
One scheduled for Tuesday at the U of I's Chicago campus was cancelled. The Chicago Tribune speculated that could mean the university is close to a financial settlement with the professor.
Political attack ads go with the territory of running for office. But as Amanda Vinicky reports, one candidate says a new ad crosses the line. And he's suing over it.
A retired University of Illinois physicist is questioning whether a Nobel Prize awarded to three scientists Tuesday ignores the work he and others did to invent the world's first LED.
The Indiana attorney general's office is telling all county clerks in the state that they must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.