Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense.
President Barack Obama says the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone.''
The United States and its allies expanded their assault against the Islamic State on Monday, striking targets inside Syria for the first time, the Pentagon said.
Supporters of a would-be University of Illinois professor say they're not going to stop protesting a week and a half after the Board of Trustees voted to not hire Steven Salaita. A few dozen of the professor's allies on campus showed up to rally and speak at an Academic Senate meeting Monday.
The man who jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition inside his vehicle, a prosecutor said on Monday.
Congressional candidate Ann Callis is lashing out at her opponent’s contention that she doesn’t live in the 13th District. At a campaign appearance in Bloomington Monday, the Democrat from Edwardsville called those comments from GOP incumbent Rodney Davis ‘an absolute lie.’
Dozens of people who want to break into the medical marijuana business in Illinois lined up Monday to file their applications ahead of a 3 p.m. deadline.
The University of Illinois Foundation said Monday that it received $259.5 million in donations during the fiscal year that ended June 30, a 10.5% increase over the previous fiscal year.
The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate. More than 120 leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit, sponsored by the United Nations.
An Illinois utility said customers who refuse to have an electricity meter installed will see an additional $20 monthly fee on their bills.