August 31, 2013 - News Local/State

Quinn: If Lawmakers Want Paychecks, Override Veto

Attorneys for Gov. Pat Quinn say a judge should toss a lawsuit over his halting of lawmaker salaries because if legislators want their paychecks they can override his veto.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(Charles Dharapak/AP)

August 30, 2013 - News Local/State

Justice Ginsburg To Officiate Same-Sex Wedding

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is performing a same-sex wedding this weekend in what is believed to be a first for a member of the nation's highest court.


Todd Farthing

(Champaign Police)

August 30, 2013 - News Local/State

Champaign Blow Dart Suspect Appears In Court

A 19-year-old Champaign man has been charged with aggravated battery after two people were shot with blowgun darts as they walked on the University of Illinois campus.


high speed rail

(Jeff Roberson/AP)

August 30, 2013 - News Local/State

$14 Million Awarded For Springfield Rail Underpass

The federal government has awarded a $14.4 million grant for a railroad underpass in Springfield that will improve service along the emerging 110-mph Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis.


Barack Obama

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

August 30, 2013 - News Local/State

Obama: No Final Decision On Syria

Speaking during a photo op with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania today, President Obama said he has not made a final decision on launching a military strike on Syria.


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