Missouri, Illinois Return to Low End of Overall State Health ReportIt's the second year in a row that the two states are in the bottom third of the Gallup Healthways State of American Well-Being report.
Pay to Rise for Millions as 19 States Increase Minimum WageIt will be a happy New Year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers.
UPDATED: It's Trump! Stunning Outsider Victory for 45th PresidentThe triumph ends eight years of Democratic dominance in the White House.
Illinois E-Book Buyers Will Receive Share of Apple SettlementIn a court settlement, Apple agreed to pay $400 million in damages.
Dept. of Homeland Security to Give Extension on Real IDThe federal Real ID was enacted in 2005 to implement stricter standards for state issued IDs.
Illinois With Largest Population Decrease in the CountryIllinois is still the fifth largest state in terms of population, but could be passed up soon.
Missouri, Illinois Rank High on Hungriest States in the U.S.In Missouri, one in six households struggle to put food on the table, in Illinois, it's one in nine.
Well-Being Index Releases National Heart Attack StatisticsThe states with the highest heart attack incidence are West Virginia, South Dakota and Kentucky.
Senator Durbin On Board to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21Durbin has a long history of proposing new regulations on tobacco, like his successful effort to ban smoking on commercial flights.
Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage NationwideThe Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
Woman Charged In Lebanon Bank HeistBright green flip-flops found in suspect's trash.
Gibbons: Madison County In Grip Of Heroin "Epidemic"Nine heroin deaths in '09; 26 last year.