WASHINGTON â House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the humanitarian problem in South Texas, even though it stands no chance of becoming law.
CARPENTERSVILLE â A new alert system that uses strobe lights and audio messages to alert students and staff of lockdown situations will soon be added to the hallways at District 300's three high schools.
WOODSTOCK â William J. Ross on Tuesday made his first courtroom appearance since being charged with first-degree murder, more than six months after a woman's badly decomposed body was found in his McHenry home.
WASHINGTON â The White House says the United States could impose additional economic sanctions on Russia as soon as Tuesday.
WASHINGTON â Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to.
WASHINGTON â More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
PEORIA â A man-made island in the Illinois River built to provide habitat for fish and a place for birds to call home will officially be complete this week.
BARTONVILLE â Authorities say a central Illinois woman is dead after running back into her burning home to get her cell phone. A police officer who tried to save her was hospitalized.
BERWYN â Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.
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MARISSA â A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) â .A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas.
WASHINGTON (AP) â As the war in Gaza escalates, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military campaign against Hamas.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) â A new logo on agricultural products will help identify Illinois farmers, fishermen and ranchers who served in the military.
BRUSSELS (AP) â The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.