As cleanup continues across the state following this week’s devastating tornados, insurance agents are busy helping people file claims. On Thursday, State Farm Insurance representatives were in Gifford, where an EF3 tornado destroyed part of the town.
Legislative leaders discussed a developing plan to deal with Illinois' $100 billion pension crisis as the state's biggest employee unions planned a lobbying push to oppose it.
There was high drama Thursday on the floor of the Senate as Democrats significantly changed the way business in the chamber is done.
Illinois State Police are investigating the shooting of a man in rural Danville by a Vermilion County sheriff’s deputy.
Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage.
Governor Pat Quinn’s signature of the same-sex marriage measure Wednesday marks the culmination of a decades-long push in Illinois. Mary Lee Sargent helped shape that movement in Illinois as an activist and organizer in Champaign-Urbana.
Fifteen Illinois counties, including Vermilion, now have state disaster declarations after strong weekend storms unleashed violent tornadoes.
The National Weather Service says Illinois has never seen anything quite like Sunday’s powerful storms.
State officials now say that at least 900 homes were either destroyed or badly damaged by Sunday's tornadoes. And that figure is likely to grow.
While the cleanup effort continues in tornado-ravaged community of Gifford, the Red Cross and United Way have seen more than 200 volunteers assist in that effort. But Tuesday's work also included about 100 high school students, who were impacted one way or another by the storm.