Illinois

Politics
President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of the disgraced former governor of Illinois who tried to sell a U.S. Senate seat.
Politics
Blagojevich, who tried to sell Obama's vacated Senate seat, worked with Trump on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in 2010.
Black Voices
Moments after Jaylan Butler stepped off his team's bus to stretch his legs, Illinois police allegedly forced him to the ground and threatened to blow his "head off."
Entertainment
It's the first of four state cases in Illinois the disgraced R&B singer and accused serial sexual abuser faces, in addition to two pending federal trials.
Politics
The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor’s struggles with Black and Latino voters continue.
Business
State officials called Jan. 1 "a historic new day" as people spent millions on newly legalized recreational cannabis.
U.S. News
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the expungements on Tuesday, one day before recreational cannabis became legal in Illinois.
U.S. News
Both Michigan and Illinois, which allows sales starting on Jan. 1, are officially joining nine other states that broadly allow marijuana sales.
U.S. News
An Illinois customer said her party was told to switch tables because of their race.
Videos
During a speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, President Trump mimed the gunfire from officers who stopped a mass shooter in Dayton, Ohio.
U.S. News
No child as young as this one has been accused in a mass killing since at least 2006.
Politics
The massive new health care center, located in southern Illinois, is equipped to serve an estimated 11,000 patients annually.
U.S. News
Illinois authorities are baffled over why the former abortion provider hadn't followed standard medical practices.
Politics
Marie Newman, backed by the high-profile progressive lawmaker, is going after conservative-leaning Rep. Dan Lipinski in Illinois.
Health
On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control said 149 people nationwide had contracted a severe respiratory illness after vaping.
Politics
People awaiting trial are often eligible to vote but don't know it.
U.S. News
The measure is being praised as a "life-saving law” that has placed the state “on the right side of history.”
Education
ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal published reports showing some wealthy parents used the strategy to gain tens of thousands of dollars in need-based aid.
Politics
The image took aim at Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.
Politics
“Expungement, for the most part, is not done with just a snap of the fingers and all the records go away,” says a criminal justice reform advocate.