Texas Gov. Rick Perry, considered a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, was indicted on felony abuse-of-power charges late Friday in connection with his veto of funding for state public corruption prosecutors. The case, which has been bubbling for months, is complicated.
The latest shooting incident in Champaign happened in the pre-dawn hours Friday morning in the northwest part of the city.
Stores in east-central Illinois are not included on a list of grocery and liquor stores owned or franchised by Supervalu Inc. and AB Acquisition LLC, that were victims of a data breach.
Medical marijuana in Illinois will be encased in vaults, monitored by security guards and protected by fingerprint-recognition biometrics.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last Saturday is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force who has no disciplinary actions on his record with the department.
After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night.
Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner is pledging to knock the current Democratic governor out of office and rebuild the Republican Party.
The wife of Robin Williams, who took his own life on Monday, says the actor/comedian was sober at the time of death, but suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease, a progressive and debilitating neuromuscular condition.
President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.
The U.S. EPA has ruled that it won't issue a chemical waste permit to accept PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill. This story is updated, with comments from the Illinois EPA.