This morning's Illinois earthquake registered a 3.8 on the Richter Scale. How does that stack up against past US tremors?
Wednesday's Illinois earthquake rated a 3.8 magnitude according to the US Geological Survey, and was the third mild temblor experienced in the region in recent years.
Mayor Richard Daley introduced an ordinance this week that would allow Chicago's inspector general to investigate aldermen. The move came after an alderman last week pleaded guilty to accepting bribes.
Federal authorities are proposing to control, but not close, Illinois shipping locks in an effort to prevent the Asian carp from infiltrating the Great Lakes. Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm did not agree with the plan.
Scott Lee Cohen dropped out of the Illinois lieutenant governor race Monday at the urging of the state Democratic Party, after revelations that Cohen was once arrested for domestic abuse.
Biographer Ronald C. White traces the spiritual and intellectual evolution of Abraham Lincoln.
After a close vote in Tuesday’s Illinois primary, Gov. Pat Quinn has emerged as the Democratic candidate for that office. But he’s calling for Scott Lee Cohen, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, to step aside.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says his advice to 'stop driving' recalled Toyotas was 'a misstatement.' A spokeswoman adds that it was merely an exhortation to owners to get their cars to the dealer 'as soon as possible.'
The Illinois Senate seat formerly held by Barack Obama stands a decent chance of going to a Republican, analysts say. Primary voters on Tuesday selected Rep. Mark Kirk (R) to vie against state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D).
A Senate committee on Tuesday discussed how to limit the US Supreme Court campaign-finance ruling that opened elections to corporate ads. One suggestion: a constitutional amendment.