Associated Press

A new audit finds major problems in the College Illinois tuition savings program, including possible financial conflicts among top personnel.

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has issued his first public remarks since suffering a stroke.

Two candidates seeking to succeed southern Illinois Congressman Jerry Costello will debate each other next month in Carbondale.

The remains of a World War II pilot killed in a midair collision during training over England will finally be laid to rest in his native southern Illinois.

Attorneys for imprisoned former Illinois Governor George Ryan say a U.S. Supreme Court decision could eventually lead to a new trial for their client.

An Illinois state lawmaker has officially pleaded not guilty to a federal bribery charge.


Cleanup continues in the St. Louis area after strong storms ripped through the region over the weekend.

Another advocacy group is using the prospect of job losses to oppose Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to cut Medicaid.

Nearly a year after the Army Corps of Engineers intentionally breached the Birds Point Levee in southeast Missouri, corps officials say the decision may have saved billions of dollars in damages.

The state auditor says Illinois hands out workers' compensation payments too easily and lacks enough employees to spot fraud.

The Daily Register

The group Landmarks Illinois is out with its annual list of the most endangered historic places in the state including a high school in southern Illinois.

Southeast Missourian

The husband of a southeast Missouri woman who has been missing for nearly a year is now charged with first-degree murder.

A published report says more than half of Illinois day cares haven't been inspected by the state.

Two students at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville have died a day after a fire in their off-campus apartment unit.

Illinois republican leaders say they have to give Gov. Pat Quinn credit for some parts of his pension reform plan.

Governor Pat Quinn says saving the Illinois Medicaid program will require cutting services, raising cigarette taxes and cutting payments to health-care providers.

Illinois' unemployment rate fell below 9 percent in March in what continues to be a slow, sometimes unsteady recovery from recession.

A bipartisan group tasked with finding ways to cut $2.7 billion from Illinois' Medicaid budget hasn't accomplished its mission.

Southeast Missouri State University is preparing to say goodbye to its biggest-ever graduating class.

A retired southern Illinois couple has claimed the third and final share of last month's record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Wisconsin’s embattled Governor says Illinois is a prime example of why he should remain in office.

The Illinois Lottery says the final winner of the record $656 million Mega Million jackpot has come forward.

Illinois firefighters and paramedics will begin getting special training to help people with autism and related disorders.

The judge who presided over the trials of former Governor Rod Blagojevich will speak on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston this Thursday.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch employees are demanding corporate leaders at the paper's parent company, Lee Enterprises, give back their bonuses.

The navy has named a new Virginia-class attack submarine the USS Illinois.

The State Employees Retirement System says many government workers in Illinois are rushing to retire.

Hardin Co Independent

The widow of a southern Illinois sheriff who died last month will serve out the remainder of her late husband's term.

The lawyer for indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith says the Chicago democrat plans to return to work in Springfield despite numerous calls for him to step down.

Prison Overcrowding

A panel of experts has told a state legislative committee that Illinois' prisons are bursting at the seams.