Capt. Ron Johnson with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

August 15, 2014 - News National/International

Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last Saturday is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force who has no disciplinary actions on his record with the department.


Bruce Rayner participates in State Fair GOP rally

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

August 15, 2014 - News Local/State

Bruce Rauner Rallies Republicans In Springfield

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner is pledging to knock the current Democratic governor out of office and rebuild the Republican Party.


August 14, 2014 - News National/International

Robin Williams Sober, In Early Stages Of Parkinson’s, Widow Says

The wife of Robin Williams, who took his own life on Monday, says the actor/comedian was sober at the time of death, but suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease, a progressive and debilitating neuromuscular condition.


President Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyard

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

August 14, 2014 - News National/International

President Comments On Events in Ferguson, Iraq

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.


Sign in front of a lawn in Clinton, protesting the PCB waste.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

August 14, 2014 - News Local/State

Federal EPA: No Action On Clinton PCBs For Now

The U.S. EPA has ruled that it won't issue a chemical waste permit to accept PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill.  This story is updated, with comments from the Illinois EPA.


Police walk through a cloud of smoke, clashing with protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday night.

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

August 14, 2014 - News National/International

Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Faceoff

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters, armored vehicles and the threat of arrests Wednesday to try to control an area that's been torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager this past weekend.


August 13, 2014 - News Local/State

Report: Bias Seen In Illinois Police Search Data

A new report finds signs of racial bias in data collected about police searches during traffic stops in Illinois, in a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.


August 13, 2014 - News Local/State

10,300 Illinoisans’ Health Coverage In Jeopardy

More than 10,000 Illinois residents who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care law could have their coverage canceled if they don't send citizenship and immigration documents to confirm their eligibility by Sept. 5.


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