The National Weather Service now says that at least three tornadoes touched down Monday across southwestern and central Illinois. Roofs were damaged, trees were uprooted and power interrupted but no serious injuries were reported.
Champaign Police have arrested a suspect in connection with two seperate incidents early Friday morning in the University of Illinois' Campustown neighborhood.
Children had the day off from school Monday in honor of Columbus Day. Despite the rain, both Governor Pat Quinn and his GOP rival Bruce Rauner celebrated by walking down State St., for Chicago's Columbus Day parade.
Halfway through a two-week assembly on family issues, the Vatican has released a report that's unusually conciliatory toward gays and nonmarital unions, both long considered contrary to church doctrine.
Republican Senate candidate Jim Oberweis says ground troops may be needed in Iraq to defeat the group calling itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. But he says sending U-S troops back to Iraq is not an idea that Americans will support right now.
As Illinois begins to allow people with certain diseases to use cannabis as medicine, the state will be running afoul of federal law.
The besieged city of Kobani, Syria, has seen an increase in air strikes and fighting, with Kurdish fighters in the area saying they've stopped the extremist group ISIS from advancing.
Athletes from the University of Illinois wheelchair athletics program dominated the top positions in their division of the Chicago Marathon Sunday.
Federal officials say they've restored full air traffic operations at a suburban Chicago control center that was damaged in a deliberately set fire more than two weeks ago.
Champaign Police are investigating two reports of a male intruder in women's apartments overnight Friday on the U of I campus, as well as three reports of random batteries by a group of suspects.