Sierra Leone will impose a three-day lockdown on all its citizens, as part of a plan to "deal with Ebola once and for all," the government says. The move is an effort to stop the disease that has killed over 2,000 people in five West African countries, according to World Health Organization data.
Nearly 400 University of Illinois faculty have signed a petition supporting Urbana campus Chancellor Phyllis Wise's decision to withdraw Steven Salaita's appointment after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter.
A court ruling barring increased health insurance premiums for state-employee retirees might speed up a decision on a separate case over Illinois' overhaul of its public pension system.
More than 2,000 people have applied for ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana since Illinois' application process began this week. That's more than expected.
Radio and TV personality Roy Leonard has died at 83.
We don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th when a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. The facts may still be unclear, but the outrage from groups on all sides of the issue has crystallized on the streets of Ferguson and around the country.
President Barack Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance.
A panel of top Democratic House lawmakers has been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula.
The August jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a mixed one: It shows that hiring slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dipped a tenth of a percent.
The chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana campus Thursday expressed regret about the way she came to a decision to withdraw a job offer to a professor who posted inflammatory comments on Twitter – a decision she said was “pretty unilateral.”