Officials are considering a special election for Illinois' vacant Senate seat after the corruption charges levied against Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A panel examines what the case says about politics in Illinois and beyond.
NewsHour senior correspondent Gwen Ifill spoke about the corruption charges surrounding Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including the accusation that he tried to auction off the Senate seat formerly held by President-elect Barack Obama.
By PBS NewsHour
A day after his arrest on a wide-ranging set of corruption charges, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich headed back to work Wednesday as President-elect Barack Obama issued a call for him to resign.
Officials arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Tuesday on allegations of soliciting bribes for President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat and other claims. Reporters detail the charges.
Wall Street's credit freeze sparked a global economic crisis and forced U.S. cities and states to tighten their budgets. Elizabeth Brackett reports from Illinois about the state's financial woes then Chris Hoene of the National League of Cities explains the…
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Thousands of residents in and around the Gulf Coast were left stranded after Hurricane Ike destroyed homes and businesses Saturday and Sunday, while the Associated Press reported the hurricane killed 30 people across eight states.
By PBS NewsHour
Rescue workers conducted emergency evacuations and rivers continued to swell Thursday after heavy rains soaked parts of the Midwest, leading to 13 weather-related deaths in the region.
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu and his team of scientists received $500 million in February from energy company BP to develop clean biofuel technologies. As part of a series on climate change, the NewsHour profiles Chu's search for solutions to…
The Asian carp, first brought to U.S. waterways to eat overabundant algae, is becoming a major menace to fishermen in states such as Illinois by gobbling up plankton and depriving other fish of food.
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