Missouri Seeks Death For Man Convicted In 6 Illinois MurdersProsecutors in Jefferson County south of St. Louis filed notice on June 8 of their intent to press for Nicholas Sheley's execution if he's convicted in the Festus, Missouri, killings of Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas.
"Little Rock Nine" Receive Lincoln Leadership PrizeCivil rights pioneers were in downstate Illinois on Tuesday, after being honored in Chicago Monday night for their work since they ended racial segregation at an all-white school in Arkansas decades ago.
Michigan Governor Says He Would Veto Religious Objections BillMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder warned Thursday that he would veto religious objections legislation unless lawmakers also send him a bill extending anti-discrimination protections to gays.
UPDATE: Indiana Governor Signs Changes To Religious Objections LawIndiana lawmakers announced proposed changes Thursday to the state's new religious objections law aimed at quelling widespread criticism from businesses and other groups that have called the proposal anti-gay.
Heisman Watch: Can Alabama's Amari Cooper End Heisman Drought For Receivers?History suggests it will be difficult for Cooper to break the wide receiver drought.
NIU's Winning Streak On The Road Ends In ArkansasThe win for the Razorbacks (3-1) snapped a 17-game road winning streak for the Huskies, whose last road loss came at Central Michigan in 2011.
Wisch: NIU Should Push For Big 12 MembershipIn the money-driven culture of collegiate athletics, the Chicago market and continued gridiron success make NIU appealing.
Watch: The NIT's Still Good For An Absurd Dunk Here And ThereArkansas guard Fred Gulley's slam can rival any this season.
Reports: NCAA Football Rules Committee Drops Slow-Down ProposalOffenses can continue to snap the ball as soon as they want.
Bubble Watch: Oklahoma State Moving Up, Missouri Falling BackArkansas and Oklahoma State are making runs, while Missouri and Stanford are struggling.
Baffoe: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of National Signing DayThe opportunity provided by a scholarship is great, but the objectification of kids isn't.
ComEd Crews To Help Little Rock In Face Of Ice StormComEd Friday dispatched 50 linemen and support personnel, and several dozen trucks, 650 miles south of Chicago to help the local utility cope with an ice storm that is expected to coat the Little Rock, Ark., area with as much as an inch of ice.