Israel's top diplomat in the Midwest today weighed in on the political upheaval in his country and the challenges facing Israel both inside and outside of its borders. He also talked about the University of Illinois' board of trustees decision to rescind a job offer to Steven Salaita after the Palestinian-American professor made controversial remarks about Israel on Twitter.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he plans to adjourn his chamber on Wednesday and not call lawmakers back before the new governor is seated.
A grand jury has decided not to indict a New York police officer over the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island this past July, member station WNYC reports, citing an attorney for Garner's family.
A number of academics at the University of Illinois say they need incoming president Timothy Killeen to help reaffirm core values in the wake of the Steven Salaita case.
Illinois may soon take on the responsibility of running its own healthcare marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The General Assembly is working against a New Year's deadline to create its own exchange, or risk losing millions of dollars from the federal government.
Freshman Deandre Burnett scored a season-high 19 points and No. 15 Miami won a matchup of unbeaten teams Tuesday night, beating No. 24 Illinois 70-61 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Rumblings continue about possible closures of several nuclear power stations in Illinois, including the Clinton nuclear plant.
A revamped statewide minimum wage hike is in the works, following Chicago's passage of one for the city.
The House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.
President Obama is likely to nominate Ashton Carter as his next secretary of defense, CNN, The Associated Press, The Washington Post and The New York Times are reporting.