President Obama speaks at NATO Summit Friday in Wales.
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
September 05, 2014

Obama: NATO Agrees On Action Against Islamic State

President Barack Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance.


Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)
September 04, 2014

Chancellor Wise Expresses Regret Over Salaita Case

The chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana campus expressed regret on Thursday about the way she came to a decision to withdraw a job offer to a professor who posted inflammatory comments on Twitter – a decision she said was “pretty unilateral.”


State Rep. Tom Cross in Champaign Thursday
(Jeff Bosssert/WILL)
September 04, 2014

IL Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Cross For Treasurer

The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce has endorsed a candidate for state treasurer for the first time, backing State Rep. and former House Republican leader Tom Cross of Oswego.


Comedian Joan Rivers promoting her memoir on July 25th in New York.
(Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
September 04, 2014

Comedian Joan Rivers Dead At 81

Joan Rivers, the comedian who crashed the male dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, has died.


September 04, 2014

Ex-Virginia Gov., Wife Guilty Of Public Corruption

A jury has convicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, of corruption, fraud and bribery, after the couple accepted more than $165,000 of gifts and loans from a businessman.


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