Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bil Clinton, and U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin in Indianola, Iowa.

(Charlie Neibergall/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

September 15, 2014

Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

Hillary Clinton, who has a huge lead in many early presidential polls, returned to Iowa on Sunday. The woman who says she has not yet decided on a 2016 presidential run appeared along with former President Bill Clinton in a state she has not visited since she lost the 2008 Iowa caucuses to Barack Obama.


September 15, 2014

Callis’ Residency Under Scrutiny

Illinois congressional candidate Ann Callis' previous out-of-state residence has come under scrutiny, with a published report Sunday saying she signed mortgage documents while a judge in Illinois that listed her home as in Missouri.


September 13, 2014

Freshman Enrollment Drops At U Of I

Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois's flagship campus is down this semester by 5.4 percent from a year ago, according to the school.  


September 12, 2014

Fired IDOT Workers Sue Over Documents Disclosure

Workers who have been told they're being laid off by IDOT claimed in a lawsuit Friday that they're being fired to spare Gov. Pat Quinn election-campaign embarrassment over a hiring scandal.


A flag of the Islamic State is seen on the other side of a barge in Iraq.

(JM Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

September 12, 2014

ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What’s In A Name?

The Obama administration favors the term ISIL. Many Western news outlets have switched to calling the group "the Islamic State." And in general, ISIS might be the most ubiquitous acronym.  All three terms refer to the terrorist group that rose to prominence this summer.


September 12, 2014

TV Anchorman Says He Has Months To Live

A central Illinois TV news anchorman fighting brain cancer has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can.  


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