With the local unemployment rate peaking in 2010 before a steady decline, finding a job now may be a more promising experience than it was two years ago.
Yet, the rising costs of basics, such as food, shelter and medicine have left many families still struggling to make ends meet, and just having a job may not be enough.
It is a year of honors for University of Illinois Engineering and Physics Professor Nick Holonyak Jr.
The next president of the University of Illinois Foundation says greater philanthropic efforts are key to the university’s future.
A new seismic survey shows a more than 100 mile stretch in Central Illinois is better poised for oil drilling.
The owner of a shuttered mine in Douglas County faces a pollution complaint from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.
An Illinois judge is barring Gov. Pat Quinn from going forward with his plan to close two prisons, at least for now.
The Illinois Gaming Board says video poker machines have been activated at 65 bars, restaurants and other locations throughout Illinois.
Leodegario Olea and his wife, Rosa, sit inside the dining room of their six-bedroom house in west Champaign talking money.
The White House honored a University of Illinois student on Tuesday for his civic engagement efforts.
The Urbana City Council has given its initial endorsement to reopen a liquor store that closed in May after its owners were arrested for drug paraphernalia.