Robin Williams speaks in Pasadena in 2009.
(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
August 11, 2014

Comedian Robin Williams Dead In Apparent Suicide

A law enforcement official in California's Marin County says actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home Monday north of San Francisco, apparently from suicide caused by asphyxia.  


August 11, 2014

Sens. Durbin, Kirk Favor Airstrikes In Iraq

Illinois’ two U-S Senators have each come out in favor of airstrikes against the militant Islamic State organization in Iraq.  But both senators say th​ey have doubts -- and for different reasons.


August 11, 2014

Quinn Calls On Rauner To Confirm Debates

Gov. Pat Quinn has called on Republican challenger Bruce Rauner to "come out of the gopher hole'' and commit to debates ahead of the general election.


August 11, 2014

U Of I Proposes Off-Campus Cameras In Champaign

City council members in Champaign are considering a proposal from the University of Illinois to expand its network of surveillance cameras off campus and onto city streets.


Rally for Concealed Carry in Springfield on March 5.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
August 11, 2014

Illinois Concealed Carry Process Getting Easier

There are signs that the initial rush of applications for permits to carry concealed weapons in Illinois is slowing down and the process is getting a bit easier to navigate.


Protesters confront police Sunday in Ferguson, MO.
(AP Photo/Sid Hastings)
August 10, 2014

Vandalism Reported After Vigil For Missouri Man

A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police who sought to block off access to several areas of the city.


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