Officials expect to release more information late Friday about the death toll from last week's massive mudslide in Oso, Wash., and they're warning that the news is going to be grim.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.
President Obama's Vatican meeting with Pope Francis wasn't without a dose of irony.
After the days of prohibition, individual states were allowed to determine their own liquor laws. One that’s held to this day in Indiana involves the sale of it on weekends.
A decision yesterday by the National Labor Relations Board found that football players at Northwestern University were, in effect, employees of their school. That means that Northwestern players can move forward with plans to form a union — a move that sent shock waves through the world of college athletics, even though it's too early to know just what it will mean.
Illinois Republicans and Democrats chose their party's nominees last week. Third-party candidates are working to join them on the November ballot.
President Barack Obama says more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the new health insurance markets created by his overhaul.
Former Gov. Jim Edgar (R-Ill.) says spending cuts triggered by the scheduled reduction in the state income tax rate would make it even harder to catch up on unpaid back bills and fund education.
The president of Eastern Illinois University says he'll retire in 2015, stepping down from the post when his contract expires next June. Bill Perry made his announcement Thursday.
For years in most states, Medicaid eligibility had been limited to disabled adults, seniors needing long-term care and very low-income parents with their children.