The victims of the Navy Yard Shootings that brought panic and tragedy to a corner of Washington, D.C., on Monday morning are in many people's thoughts as their names and other information are released.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan beat her last opponent by more than a million votes. Her decision to run for re-election next year scared away most of the people who'd been eyeing her job. But at least one Republican is throwing his hat in the ring.
In March of 2012, the federal government declared access to playgrounds a civil right, protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But sites in Danville and Urbana have stayed ahead of the mandate.
The Republican Primary for Illinois governor does not happen until early next year, but over the weekend voters in Champaign County heard from all four candidates and chose their favorite in a straw poll.