An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business.
The World Health Organization says the number of deaths linked to an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000.
Police in Ferguson have shut down a campsite set up by protesters soon after last month's shooting death of Michael Brown.
U-S Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) visited local Farm Bureau offices in four cities on Friday, to meet with officials and pick up an endorsement.
Crews responding to a fire Friday at an air traffic control facility in suburban Chicago discovered a man in the basement with a self-inflicted wound. All flight traffic at both city airports was delayed by hours.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit for Archer Daniels Midland Company to store carbon dioxide deep underground in Decatur, the agency said Friday.
The Federal Reserve is among the most powerful institutions in the nation and also among the more private. But new audio tapes secretly recorded by a former employee (profiled on This American Life) provide a rare look into meetings involving officials from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Bruce Rauner's campaign continues to point the finger at Gov. Pat Quinn for a prison early release program in 2009.
Champaign Police say they’ve arrested a suspect in the robberies about two weeks ago of a bank and adult bookstore.
President Obama appears to have strong bipartisan support in Congress to carry out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. He also made his case for aggressive action in a speech to the U.N. on Wednesday.