The foundation tasked with selecting a location for President Barack Obama's presidential library is adding Obama's half-sister and one of his top former political advisers to its board of directors.
Chicago police officers seized more than 3,200 firearms during the first half of the year.
Anti-violence rallies were held Wednesday at each of the 110 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Safe Haven summer program locations across the city.
A cost-savings plan to privatize the North Riverside fire department has drawn the ire of the village's unionized firefighters, who would reportedly see fewer employee benefits and be moved into a 401(k) plan under the proposed arrangement.
GOP gubernatorial candidate and millionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has used various accounting maneuvers to slash his income tax bill.
President Barack Obama faced immediate demands for bold action to stem deportations Tuesday, a day after declaring immigration legislation dead and announcing plans to act on his own.
President Barack Obama wants his Cabinet secretaries to hit the road and is urging them to "be creative about how we can make real progress" on issues where Congress won't act.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a plan that will allow Illinois voters to cast ballots on Election Day, have more time to vote early and not be required to bring photo identification to vote early.
Gov. Pat Quinn has replaced the head of the Illinois Department of Transportation.