Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference in Washington.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

September 25, 2014

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress.


U.S. Senator Dick Durbin campaigns in Champaign on Wednesday.

Hannah Meisel/WILL

September 25, 2014

Durbin On Progress Against ISIS, Corporate Taxes

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. only has so much power over the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. American airstrikes expanded to Syria this week after six weeks of bombings over Iraq, where ISIS has strongholds. 


Jimmy John's location in Urbana

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

September 24, 2014

Jimmy John’s Hit By Data Breach

Champaign-based sandwich chain Jimmy John’s says more than 200 of its locations have been hit by a possible breach of credit and debit cards.


President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday.

(Richard Drew/AP)

September 24, 2014

Obama Calls On UN To Dismantle `Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama is telling the United Nations amid a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death.''


September 24, 2014

Quinn Agrees To Stall Dismissal Of IDOT Workers

Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoff because of a court agreement by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration.


Thousands of Syrians enter Turkey Tuesday.

(Burhan Ozbilici/AP)

September 24, 2014

New Airstrikes Hit ISIS Near Syria-Turkey Border

Witnesses in eastern Syria near the Turkish border report a fresh round of airstrikes against Islamic State positions. The Pentagon has confirmed the reports.


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