Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has made an emergency declaration after a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked northern California, causing dozens of injuries, damaged buildings and power outages. The quake struck at 3:20 a.m. PT, the U.S. Geological Survey says.
President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut and Illinois native who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died in Missouri after a long illness. He was 67.
The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars beat the Mountain Ridge team from Las Vegas 7 to 5 Saturday to win the U-S title in the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania.
Relative calm and restraint prevailed for a third consecutive night on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., as confrontations subside between authorities and those protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
The Illinois Supreme Court is refusing to take up an appeal of a lower court's ruling that prohibits a vote on term limits from appearing on the November ballot.
The World Health Organization is expressing concern that "an invisible caseload'' of Ebola patients is going undetected by government surveillance measures in West Africa.
For the first time, University of Illinois officials are publicly defending the decision to withdraw the faculty appointment of Stephen Salaita.
Scottish folk singer Jean Redpath, who died Thursday, is being remembered today with words like ‘warm’ and ‘vivacious’. Her career in Champaign-Urbana includes numerous performances at University of Illinois and Champaign's Virginia Theatre.
This weekend, rocker Eddie Money – known for hits including Two Tickets to Paradise, Baby, Hold On, and others – will be in town headlining the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival. Nearly 40 years and after his debut album went double platinum, Money continues to tour.
Illinois Public Media’s Jason Croft talked with Money about his career, music videos and the television commercial that made him a pop culture darling.