By Amanda Vinicky
Republicans are trying to grab onto voters' discontent, and turn it into an opportunity to make political gains in Illinois. That was the focus of the GOP's rally on Thursday, during Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair.
Both sides say progress was made Thursday in talks between graduate workers and the University of Illinois.
Illinois lawmakers held a hearing Thursday at the Piatt County Farm Bureau in Monticello on proposed legislation that could prevent a toxic substance from being stored above the Mahomet Aquifer. Critics worry the substance could harm thousands of residents who rely on the Aquifer for drinking water.
Illinois' unemployment rate increased again in July with the loss of thousands of government and hospitality jobs.
AT&T is asking Americans to sign a pledge not to text behind the wheel as part of a campaign against distracted driving.
All counties in Illinois have been designated as "primary disaster areas" due to drought. That's after the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday added counties in northern Illinois.
Thursday is Agronomy Day at the University of Illinois.
One of the two men charged with murder in the 2009 deaths of a central Illinois family now claims he killed one of the victims in self-defense.