With just 12 days left before Election Day in one of the nation's most closely watched races for governor, Illinois officials are beginning to deal with complications from balloting procedures to how soon they can count votes.
Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September. It was the sixth straight month of across-the-board decreases.
Authorities in Canada today were taking stock of Wednesday's dramatic attack that killed a soldier and led to a shootout inside a Parliament building between police and the alleged attacker, identified as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
The University of Illinois will add a medical staffer in the press box at football games to help spot potential injuries. The announcement comes less than a month after Michigan apologized for the handling of quarterback Shane Morris' concussion.
Central Illinois is home to several Little Free Libraries, outdoor boxes filled with books, free for anyone to take, or add to.
The longtime Springfield bureau chief of the Chicago Sun-Times has resigned amid controversy over interactions between the Sun Times and the Republican candidate for governor.
People who gathered to remember basketball coach Wayne McClain say it was like him not to reveal he was ill with cancer.
Police in the Canadian capital of Ottawa say they are looking for as many as two more gunmen, after today's gunfire in and near the country's Parliament building.
Police aren't confirming reports that a gunman has been shot and killed in the Canadian capital of Ottawa -- where there was gunfire at the country's National War Memorial and then inside the Parliament building.
A federal judge has ordered a court-appointed monitor to investigate hiring at Gov. Pat Quinn's Department of Transportation.