The admission of cameras in Champaign County courtrooms is a bigger issue in theory than it will prove to be in reality.
News cameras are common in courtrooms across the United States, but not so much in Illinois.
A member of Chicago's Daley family with no stomach for retail politics? Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
Chicago Democrat William Daley has been telling people for months that he wanted to become governor to help get Illinois out of its unprecedented jam.
But it turns out that while he wanted to be governor, Daley didn't want to run for governor.
Danville's Rita Garman will become the first among equals.
Congratulations are due to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman, who will become the chief justice of the state's highest court on Oct. 26.
Like it or not, here comes Obamacare.
In two weeks — Oct. 1 — the rubber will start to meet the road in the laborious and sometimes frustrating effort to implement President Barack Obama's signature national health care legislation.
Library board members in Urbana have cleared up the facility's leadership question.
Two heads may be better than one. But two bosses is one too many, particular at a library that has seen its share of turmoil in recent weeks.
The business of college sports has become too big to fail.
The nation's sports pages are full of reports about a Sports Illustrated investigation at Oklahoma State University that revealed widespread violations of NCAA rules in its football program.
The allegations covered illegal payoffs to players, academic fraud — the usual gamut.
The life of Godfrey Sperling Jr. showed once again that big dreams can come true.
Champaign-Urbana has had many local boys who made good, and Godfrey Sperling Jr. was one of them.
State Rep. Naomi Jakobsson's decision to retire will produce an interesting fight in the March 2014 Democratic primary.
There's usually a line of political wannabes watching every step that incumbent legislators take, wishing, waiting and hoping that one day they'll decide to cash in their chips and go home.
That's when the scramble for succession begins.
President Obama's bombing plan has been called off, but questions surround the announced effort to use diplomacy to strip Syria of chemical weapons.
First, he zigged and then he zagged. Finally, President Obama came to a screeching halt in his run-up to asking Congress to approve his request for authorization to bomb Syria.
Two poster boys for the self-serving nature of our politics took a drubbing at the polls.
It looks like even New York City residents have their limits when it comes to misbehaving politicians.