A drug overdose death "linked to the state’s 12-month budget impasse" has been reported in Illinois.
In a stunning development, Britain has voted to exit the European Union, a decision that has forced the prime minister to resign, sent stock markets into turmoil and pushed the British pound down to a 31-year low.
In a 4-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the University of Texas' affirmative action program.
Two major cases, involving abortion and President Barack Obama's immigration actions, now remain before the U.S. Supreme Court as the judicial body's current term nears its end.
Forty-one Illinois mayors and village presidents are calling on state lawmakers to approve the stopgap budget and education spending proposals introduced by Republican leaders.
Illinois is proceeding with plans for the stalled passenger rail project linking the Quad Cities to Chicago.
Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner intends to run for re-election in 2018.
Two mental health care providers in Illinois are cutting services as a direct result of the ongoing state budget impasse.
Proposed Chicago regulations on ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have the companies threatening to cease operations in the city.