Shirley Temple in 'The Blue Bird."
(The Associated Press)
February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat

Shirley Temple, who charmed the nation as a child movie star in the 1930s and went on to become one of the nation's diplomats in posts that included ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, has died. She was 85.


February 10, 2014

Lawsuit Accuses Rutherford Of Sexual Harassment

A former employee in Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and that the Republican gubernatorial candidate made him do political work on state time.


February 09, 2014

Illini Break Losing Streak With Win Over Penn State

Illinois’ men’s basketball team defeated Penn State 60 to 55 on Sunday at College Station, Pennsylvania, making victories over the Nittany Lions bookends for the Illini’s eight-game losing streak.


John Lewis (left) and Stuart Gaffney embrace outside San Francisco's City Hall shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California in June.
(Noah Berger/AP)
February 08, 2014

Holder Orders Equal Treatment For Married Same-Sex Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder has for the first time directed Justice Department employees to give same-sex married couples "full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent under the law," a move with far-ranging consequences for how such couples are treated in federal courtrooms and proceedings.


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