CIA Director John Brennan defended his agency's actions after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and said while it is "unknowable" whether the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques against terrorism suspects provided useful information, the agency did not mislead the Bush White House about its activities.
U.S. retail sales perked up in November with the start of the holiday shopping season, led by online buying and purchases of autos, clothing and electronics.
In 2008, Jeff Perkins started what is now an annual event in Decatur – called the Conversation on Race.
The Illinois Supreme Court is allowing a speedy review of a state pension overhaul that a lower court has declared unconstitutional.
Top U.N. officials are talking about prosecution for U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture of terror suspects in the years that followed the 9/11 attacks.
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has died, less than 24 hours after having a stroke.
The 7th-ranked Villanova Wildcats beat the Illini men 73-59 in basketball Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Champaign County NAACP President Patricia Avery talks about her goals for improvements in relations between African Americans and local police.
The CIA "provided inaccurate information to the White House, Congress, the Justice Department, the CIA inspector general, the media and the American public," about the interrogation techniques it used on terror suspects, a long-held Senate Intelligence Committee report finds.
Legislation is now headed to President Obama to name the Champaign post office in Campustown for James Burgess – after a bipartisan measure passed the US Senate Monday night.