Hidden tools, secret messages on postage stamps, and Houdini-like manuevers; not the makings of a Da Vinci Code sequel, but elements of what seemed like an impossible escape from the jail.
It looks like the world is going to have to wait a bit longer for Rod Blagojevich's version of why he deserves a new trial.
The six-step plan was developed by officials from the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University.
Sen. Claire McCaskill says she's supporting an independent political action committee that's urging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016.
Attorneys for a former southwestern Illinois judge want to delay his July trial, saying he needs more time at a drug treatment facility.
The Illinois Legislature's special session will cost about $40,000 a day, which includes a $111 daily payment to lawmakers to defray the cost of food and lodging while they work in the state capitol.
There is at least one tornado touchdown somewhere in the United States on at least half the days in a typical year.
Gun owners rally at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill., in favor of concealed carry during Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day on March 6, 2013.
Chicago's next U.S. attorney faces a dilemma sprung from the twin evils bedeviling America's third-largest city.
By the time 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan finally got a lung transplant last week, she'd been waiting for months, and her parents had sued to give her a better chance at surgery.
The Bureau County Republican's Editorial and Advertising Departments pose for a photo with the trophy they brought home, designating the newspaper as the best in the state of Illinois in its circulation division.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked the United States Supreme Court for another extension, calling this one a "second and final thirty-day extension" on the conceal and carry issue.
Suitor and her husband, Mark, loan hens from spring until the warm weather fades, as late as Thanksgiving.
Bill Daley's family has been a constant presence in Chicago and the state of Illinois for decades, with both his father and brother serving as mayor of Chicago at some point in time.
If ever there was a region where incumbent Republican governors can experience the great GOP gubernatorial apocalypse, it is the upper Midwest.
As lawmakers strain again this week to find a fix for the state's $97 billion pension crisis, the stalemate between House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton highlights the evolving relationship between two powerful Democratic friends who've seldom had such a prolonged disagreement on such an urgent issue.