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Former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers in August 2013.
(AP Photo/David Banks, File)
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White Sox Legend Minoso Dead At 90

Five weeks after the passing of Ernie Banks (the first black player with the Cubs), Minnie Minoso, who broke Chicago's color line with the White Sox, died Sunday morning.  The team says he was 90.

Illini guard Kendrick Nunn tries to take the ball from Northwestern's Alx Olah during Saturday's win.
News Local/State

Illinois Runs Away From Northwestern 86-60

Saturday's home win versus the Wildcats ended a three-game losing streak for the Illini (18-11, 8-8 Big Ten)

News Local/State

Staffer For Cong. Davis Picked As New Lawmaker

Tim Butler replaces former Rep. Rich Brauer, who now works for Illinois' Department of Transportation.

News Local/State

Community Activists Call For Ouster Of U of I Chancellor

Champaign-Urbana community activists are calling on the University of Illinois to fire Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise over what they call institutionalized racism.

Gov. Pat Quinn
AP Photo
News Local/State

Quinn Criticizes Rauner At Rare Public Appearance

In one of his first appearances since leaving office, former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn took shots at his successor.

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News Local/State

Delays Lead To Charges Dropped Against Defendant In Redding Murder

Delays in analyzing evidence have prompted Champaign County prosecutors to drop murder charges against Devon Craig in connection with last summer's shooting death of Allen Redding. But those charges could be refiled later.

University of Illinois Entomology Professor May Berenbaum
(Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media)
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“Mansquito” Headlines Insect Fear Film Festival at U of I

University of Illinois entomology professor May Berenbaum says she was tickled to find a movie featuring a female entomologist for her annual festival devoted to science fiction movies with dubious insect science.

In this March 16, 2011 file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Illinois.
(AP Photo/Robert Ray, File)
News Local/State

Low-Carbon Bill Could Help Exelon Plants, Including Clinton

After issuing warnings it may have to close down half its nuclear fleet, Exelon has introduced a proposal it says would keep them open.  It signals the start of what's expected to be a long debate over Illinois' energy policy.

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