At a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, senior officials of Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc. defended the company against accusations that it had used an affiliate in Switzerland to avoided paying some $2.4 billion in taxes over a 12-year period.
This year's Peabody Award winners for excellence in electronic media include The Race Card Project from NPR's Michele Norris.
Many of us know the names of some of the big U.S. health insurance companies — like Blue Cross, Aetna, and Wellpoint. But what about CoOportunity Health, or Health Republic Insurance of New York? These are among 23 new companies started under The Affordable Care Act. They're all non-profit, member-owned insurance cooperatives that were begun, in part, to create more competition and drive prices down.
The Illinois House approved legislation that'd require stores to keep electronic cigarettes behind the counter.
Illinois State Police officials have disqualified a Bolingbrook firearms instructor, and informed at least 327 applicants they will not receive a license to carry concealed weapons because of improper training.
Behold, the first human to be tattooed by a 3-D printer. The machine tattooed a ring on his forearm.
University of Illinois graduate Mike Hopkins, who spent six months aboard the International Space Station, will deliver the school’s annual commencement address next month.
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Last-minute health insurance shoppers turned up in record numbers Monday, both online and in person at clinics, county health departments and libraries. They were there to sign up for Obamacare on the last official day of open enrollment.
Four months ago, tornadoes whipped through Central Illinois, ravaging communities like Washington and Gifford. As the towns rebuild, some lawmakers want to give businesses a break when fixing up their properties.
Legislation being considered by lawmakers in Springfield would allow drivers to keep their licenses in hand after getting speeding tickets.