Politics and Government
PARIS (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a recent convert to Islam knifed police officers.
CHICAGO — A newly signed law that'll more than double what Illinois jurors are paid while reducing the size of civil case juries is earning mixed reviews from criminal justice experts.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Outgoing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford gave pay raises to dozens of employees — with increases ranging from 8 to 36 percent — over the past year, according to a newspaper report.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has departed for his annual holiday trip to deliver Christmas cards to wounded soldiers.
MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in Iraq pushed deeper Monday into the town of Sinjar, held by the Islamic State group, but are facing stiff resistance from the Sunni militants who captured it in August.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.
Area school boards: Ballots almost set
By day's end, voters will know whose names will appear on the April 7 ballot for area school board seats.
Q: Can you explain the immigration law changes that President Obama recently made? Who's covered by those changes?
WASHINGTON — President Obama has signed legislation naming the Campustown postal service station for James Burgess Jr., the first African-American elected to countywide office in Champaign County.