8:40 am: The accident in the Iowa bound lanes has been cleared. Traffic is now flowing freely into Iowa.Full story
A groundbreaking deal to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois cleared a top House committee Tuesday, setting up a floor vote on a measure that supporters say would bring tens of thousands of jobs to struggling areas in the southern part of the state. Full story
ST. LOUIS, Mo (Reuters) - Five people were killed and six were injured Monday morning when a van carrying them home from a religious gathering in California rolled over off of Interstate 70 near Vandalia in southern Illinois, police said. Full story
In his “You Should Know” segment, host Steve Kornacki notes that the death toll from what is now the worst garment industry disaster in history passed 1,100, and authorities say they have nearly reached the bottom of the wreckage.
Steve Kornacki’s panelists look at marriage equality battles on the state level, and former Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party Pat Brady talks about resigning from the post after his support for gay marriage.
Advisor for LGBT Policy at the Center for American Progress Aisha Moodie-Mills, former Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party Pat Brady, Democratic State Senator Kelvin Atkinson of Nevada, and The Star Tribune reporter Rachel Stassen-Berger talk about the fight for gay marriage in Minnesota.
Rachel Maddow reports on the case of the Illinois Republican Party chairman who stepped down under pressure from critics of his support for marriage equality.
Rachel Maddow excoriates the ostensible fact checking site Politifact for researching a claim, determining the claim to be true, and then declaring it half true for reasons that have nothing to do with the fact checked claim.
Minnie and Rose Hawkins sit amid the wreckage of their home in Murphysboro, Ill., in the wake of the tri-state tornado in March 1925. The tornado began in Missouri on the 18th March, and tore through Illinois and Indiana, killing 689 people.
Four Deere & Co planters are seen at Spirit Farms in Sheridan, Illinois, about 65 miles southwest of Chicago, in this picture taken May 2, 2013. With the U.S. spring planting season off to a historically slow start, an increasing number of farmers are counting on powerful tools to catch up: Monster
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford lets in a goal by the Detroit Red Wings Damien Brunner during the second period in Game 2 of their NHL Western Conference semi-final playoff hockey game in Chicago, Illinois, May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)
**ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, SEPT. 8-9 -- FILE** A southbound Amtrak passenger train passes new four-armed safety gates installed near Sherman, Ill., in a Sept. 13, 2006 file photo. The gates stand ready along a 126-mile stretch of track now upgraded to whisk passenger trains about 30 miles an ho