April 28, 2014

State Farm Pulling LA Clippers Sponsorship

State Farm Insurance Co. is pulling its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers following racist comments that have been attributed to the team's owner.


President Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, on Monday. Obama said the U.S. and EU were planning new economic sanctions against Russia.
(Carolyn Kaster/AP)
April 28, 2014

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine Unrest

The White House announced sanctions Monday against seven top Russian officials with links to President Vladimir Putin, including freezing their assets and banning them from obtaining U.S. visas. 


Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 25, 2014.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
April 28, 2014

9 Mumps Cases Diagnosed At University of Illinois

University of Illinois officials say nine students on the Urbana-Champaign campus have been diagnosed with mumps. The cases are part of an outbreak that has already produced more cases this year than the state saw in all of 2013.


DJ Rashad passed away on Saturday in Chicago at the age of 34.
(Courtesy of Ashes 57)
April 28, 2014

Innovative Chicago Producer DJ Rashad Dies At 34

Rashad Hanif Harden, the Chicago DJ and producer known as DJ Rashad who helped establish a new style of dance music over a 15-year career, died on Saturday. He was 34.


Barry Maram
(Randy Squires/AP)
April 25, 2014

State Employee Fined $100,000 For Ethics Lapse

A former director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has been fined $100,000 for violating the ethics act for state employees.


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