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Illini Head Coach John Groce during Saturday's loss
(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
News Local/State

Shorthanded Illini Fall On The Road To Minnesota 79-71

A team plagued by injuries fell short in a Saturday loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

In a March 2014 file photo, Ernie Banks smiles after an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago.
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
News Local/State

‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks Dies At 83

The two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of losing on Cubs teams, died Friday night.

Aaron Ammons at the University of Illinois Krannert Art Museum in 2013.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
News Local/State

Aaron Ammons Slated To Replace Wife On Urbana Council

The vote that will come Monday night required a last-minute pardon from former governor Pat Quinn.  Mayor Laurel Prussing expects it to be unanimous.  

Some anti-Karmeier ads focused on plaintiffs' lawyers claims that State Farm and Philip Morris bankrolled his original 2004 campaign.
News Local/State

Supreme Tort: The Campaign To Fire Justice Lloyd Karmeier

No justice of the Illinois Supreme Court has lost a retention election since the up-or-down system was put in place 50 years ago. Last fall, Justice Lloyd Karmeier came close.

State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) speaks to supporters of his school funding bill at a rally in the Capitol rotunda in December.
Dusty Rhodes/WUIS
News Local/State

School Funding Fight Set To Resume In Senate

When it comes to funding public schools, Illinois ranks near the bottom for equity. Legislation designed to change that stalled last session. Lawmakers are revising it to try again.

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan listens to lawmakers debate while on the House floor Wednesday.
News Local/State

Speaker Michael Madigan Announces Panel To Prevent School Shootings In Illinois

"We should do all that we can to prevent kids like Lanza from falling through the cracks," said Madigan(D). 

Former State Representative Naomi Jakobsson, Democrat from Urbana.
(Photo: Jim Meadows)
News Local/State

Former State Representative Naomi Jakobsson Discusses Her Six Terms In Office

Former State Representative Naomi Jakobsson (D), from Urbana, talks about her time about her time in Springfield --- which covered the impeachment of Rod Blagojevich, same sex marriage … and years of mounting budget problems. 

Governor Bruce Rauner speaks to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Thursday.
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
News Local/State

Rauner Previews 1st-Year Priorities: Cut Taxes, Medicaid

Gov. Bruce Rauner calls a speech he gave Thursday at a University of Chicago business school a preview of policies he will lay out in next month's State of the State address.

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