The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.
Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable.
Mark Kirk is for repeal; Dick Durbin says no repeal but he'll work with the GOP on fixes.
Illinois Executive Inspector General's office says workers hired under title but given other duties to avoid hiring rules. Also asserts Governor Quinn was not involved.
Green Party vows to fight decision
Fewer U.S. teenagers are using sunscreen, even as skin cancer rates increase, a study found.
A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.
A new study shows taking public transportation is just as beneficial as other “active commuting” modes like walking and biking.
Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.
Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.
A Virginia man faces drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.
Police say a man rode a stolen electric shopping cart this week to meet with his probation officer.
Hunters snared the largest alligator ever caught in a legal hunt in the state of Alabama.
Even at 101-years-old, this guy still puts in his time at the job he's held for 73 years.
Cambridge University is looking for a doctor of chocolate.
in Trending, Viral Videos
WATCH: A girl attempts the Ice Bucket Challenge immediately after having her wisdom teeth removed. It backfires miserably.
Dave Chappelle, Marlee Matlin, and Scott Caan are among the celebs celebrating this weekend.
As Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards ceremony looms, there is stiff competition to deliver the show's next most outrageous stunt.
LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard charts.
The Beatles legend is worth an estimated $1.2 billion.
The annual Who Earns What countdown lists the paydays of your favorite television stars.
Text to win tickets to Sesame Street Live on August 30th!
Register NOW for the world’s brightest 5K on August 23rd!
Free music and movies in the park all summer long!