June 19, 2014

Illinois Jobless Rate Falls To 7.5 Percent

The state Department of Employment Security says Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in May. It was the third consecutive monthly decrease.


Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller speak during a news conference at the Statehouse Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.
(Darron Cummings/AP)
June 19, 2014

Indiana Argues Right To Pick Licenses To Recognize

The Indiana attorney general contends in a brief filed in the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago that states have the right to decide which out-of-state licenses they choose to recognize, including marriage licenses.


In this March 18, 2014 file photo, voters cast their ballots in the Illinois primary in Hinsdale, Ill.
(M. Spencer Green/AP)
June 19, 2014

Judge Considers Illinois Term Limit Initiatives

A Cook County judge heard oral arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging two efforts seeking to change how the Illinois political system operates.


The LST 325, a World War II-era ship that ferried troops to the beaches of Normandy during D-Day, moves up the Allegheny River, preparing to dock in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. The craft is crewed by volunteers and veterans who want to te
(Keith Srakocic/AP)
June 19, 2014

Peoria Looks At Acquiring WWII Vessel

The City of Peoria is gauging support for the idea of acquiring a decommissioned World War II tank landing ship known as the LST 325.


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