On Thursday night, the Champaign County Board approved a consultant to study whether the county may need additional jail space. The Berkley, California-based Institute for Law and Public Policy Planning was chosen on a 15-to 12 party-line vote, with Democrats prevailing.
Utility company Ameren is disappointed with the Illinois Commerce Commission’s decision this week to order a $48 million delivery rate cut.
An old anti-abortion law that's never been enforced was argued before the Illinois Supreme court on Thursday. It would require girls aged 17 and younger to tell their parents 48 hours before ending a pregnancy.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants to raise the state’s minimum wage. His support comes as new census data shows more Illinois residents are living in poverty.
Film Critic and Urbana native Roger Ebert is receiving an award from Robert Redford's Sundance Institute for his support of independent cinema.
Champaign County will soon join the list of Illinois counties with veterans assistance programs. Resolutions setting up the program are in the consent agenda at Thursday night’s Champaign County Board meeting.
The search for more victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has led to authorities solving an unrelated cold case linked to central Illinois.
Illinois’ Lieutenant Governor has reached out to college students in an effort to end texting while driving.
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford says a report calling the state prison population the highest ever should be enough to end a call for closing two of them.
Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is selling his house in Washington, in part to help pay for health care costs.