Manish Shah becomes first South Asian federal judge in Illinois

Indian-American Manish Shah has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in Illinois, making him the first South Asian federal judge in President Barack Obama`s home state.

US Senate confirms Manish Shah as federal judge in Illinois

Indian-American Manish Shah has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in Illinois, becoming the first South Asian federal judge in the 5th most populous state of America.

Chicago University teachers on strike

Teachers at the University of Chicago in Illinois (UIC) have gone on strike protesting low wages and other conditions.

Illinois governor expected to sign gay marriage into law

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign same-sex marriage into law on Wednesday afternoon, which will make President Barack Obama`s home state the 16th to allow such unions.

Florida executes man for woman`s 1986 murder

Florida has executed a 51-year-old man for the 1986 rape and strangulation of a woman he encountered by chance in a convenience store parking lot.

Barack Obama nominates Indian-American as US district court judge

US President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American attorney from Chicago to a key judiciary post in Illinois.

Kerry mourns `selfless, idealistic` US diplomat

US Secretary of State John Kerry railed against "cowardly" terrorists responsible for attack that killed 5 Americans in Afghanistan, including "selfless, idealistic" young diplomat.

US has not changed stand on Modi, delegation visit just PR: Congress

Gujarat Congress on Friday described as "marketing gimmick" Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s meeting with a US delegation which included three Republican legislators.

US House denounces anti-Sikh attacks

The Illinois House of Representatives has adopted a resolution denouncing racially motivated attacks against the Sikhs, particularly the shootout at a Wisconsin Gurdwara.

Michelle Obama ‘favorite’ for Illinois Senate seat if were to run for elections: Poll

First Lady Michelle Obama GOP can unseat GOP incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk in her home state of Illinois, if she were to run for elections.

Body of missing Indian-American student found

The body of an Indian-American student, Harsha Maddula, who mysterious disappeared over the weekend, has been found by a fisherman in a harbour.

Romney routs Santorum in GOP primary in Illinois

Mitt Romney took a major stride toward the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, routing Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary.

Republican race shifts to Obama`s home state

In Illinois, which votes, Santorum took direct aim at Obama in a speech to a suburban Chicago high school, where
he drilled into the president`s policies.

Blagojevich lawyers say he`s guilty, ask for mercy

After all his claims of innocence and facing years in prison, Rod Blagojevich let his lawyers make an admission that he has so far avoided — that he is, in fact, guilty of public corruption.

Blagojevich`s conviction delayed

Sentencing of former Illinois
Governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted for trying to auction US President Barack Obama’s Senate seat, has been put on hold.

Illinois` death row officially shuts down

Illinois` death row officially died when a state law abolishing the death penalty quietly took effect.

Corruption retrial of former Illinois Guv Blagojevich begins

The corruption retrial of former
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who is accused of trying to
sell US President Barack Obama`s vacated US Senate seat began
here on Tuesday at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.

Why breast milk is the best

Scientists have discovered why breast milk is better than infant formula.

Why breast milk is the best

Scientists have discovered why breast milk is better than infant formula.

Former Illinois governor to contest in reality show

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who was removed from office last January on corruption charges, will participate along with 13 others in the new season of the reality show `Celebrity Apprentice`.