Champaign Post Office
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 24, 2013

Legislation Would Name Post Office for Burgess

Illinois’ two U.S. Senators have introduced a measure to name a Campustown post office for the first and only African American to be elected to a county-wide office in Champaign County.


Sen. Donne Trotter
John Smierciak/AP)
April 24, 2013

Sen. Trotter Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charge

The attorney for Donne Trotter said Wednesday felony gun charges have been dropped against the Illinois state senator, who was once a contender for the Congressional seat vacated by Jesse Jackson, Jr.


same-sex marriage ceremony
(Chris Park/AP)
April 23, 2013

Ill. Black Caucus Chair Signs on Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The leader of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus says the fate of a measure to authorize same-sex couples to marry in Illinois may rest with 20 black legislators in the Illinois House.


Pro gay marriage activists celebrate after French lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Paris.
(Christophe Ena/AP)
April 23, 2013

France Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

French lawmakers have legalized same-sex marriage after months of bruising debate and street protests that brought hundreds of thousands to Paris.


April 23, 2013

Bill Grants Indiana Tuition for Some Immigrants

Indiana legislators have approved allowing in-state tuition rates for people who entered the country illegally and were attending a public college when a state immigration law passed two years ago.


American Airlines passenger
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
April 22, 2013

Airports Report Few Delays As Furloughs Hit FAA Workers

Airline passengers and industry analysts are seeing only moderate flight delays as of early afternoon Monday, the first full day of furloughs for nearly 15,000 flight controllers and other Federal Aviation Administration workers.


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