Illinois labor unions have filed a lawsuit seeking a new plan to reduce the state's $100 billion pension shortfall declared unconstitutional.
The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at tightening the pollution controls planned for the FutureGen clean-coal project in western Illinois.
Ameren Illinois is being told to reduce its distribution rates for next year for its electricity customers.
A Galesburg woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a hit-and-run collision that killed a Knox College student last October.
An Iowa Corrections Department spokesman said a break-in at a prison construction site in Fort Madison resulted in the theft of computers and software that detail facility drawings.