In Orlando, Fla., early Wednesday "an FBI agent was involved in a deadly shooting connected to the Boston Marathon bombing case," NBC News is reporting. A man who was being questioned by the agent is dead. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston and Carrie Johnson have also confirmed the news.
Like anything that's 117 years old, the telescope in the University of Illinois' observatory could use a little work. This summer, it will get it.
A Democratic state senator who compared Governor Pat Quinn to Hitler is apologizing for his remarks.
A sweeping immigration bill that would offer a chance of citizenship to millions living in the U.S. illegally has taken a stride forward in Congress.
A new analysis says a union-backed pension overhaul would bring Illinois significantly less savings than originally claimed, but the sponsor of the pension legislation says the findings are incomplete.
Apple's CEO is disputing assertions by a Senate panel that the company avoids billions of dollars in U.S. taxes by shifting profits to foreign affiliates.
Leaders of Illinois' tea party movement say revelations that the IRS targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny should fuel activists to "take back this country.''
A group of kids and parents in Sullivan are trying to save the high school’s auto mechanics program through private donations.
Even as President Obama was declaring that tornado-devastated Oklahoma would get "everything it needs right away," the state's most vociferous critic of federal emergency aid vowed that he, too, would push for assistance "without delay."
While the number of deaths and amount of damage caused by a huge tornado that tore through Moore, Okla., on Monday remain high, state officials say fewer people may have lost their lives.