Of the Illini’s recent bowl games, the most tickets were sold to the Rose (25,098), but the university was committed to 26,272. That left the UI to absorb $158,490 total for unsold tickets. The total cost of tickets absorbed for the Kraft bowl reached $107,020.
Mike Thomas, who turned 55 on Saturday, is off to Dallas this week ahead of Tim Beckman’s team playing Louisiana Tech in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. It’s the first bowl trip for Thomas at Illinois since 2011.
“It’s nice to have an extra set of eyes. It’s protection for our officers as well as the citizens,” said Rantoul Chief Paul Farber, whose department took more than a year to train officers and test the technology.
Does your heart need a little warming? This ought to do it: What's the kindest, most selfless act you witnessed in 2014?
Stores in Champaign-Urbana were open every night leading up to Christmas and some, like the Jos. C. Bowman Jewelry Shop in downtown Champaign and the Lowenstern-Mies Department Store in Urbana, were even open Christmas Eve night.
“It was a wonderful sight to see, the expressions on the kids when they walked in and saw him. He was as happy as they were to see him. Just a nice scene.”
Take a ride through McFerren Park during the 1st Annual Holiday Light Show in Hoopeston on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. The lights display, which shines throughout the one-mile drive, is free to the public and runs from dusk to 11p.m. each night until Sunday, Jan. 4.
And Illini senior comes through in the clutch in Braggin' Rights win
Rayvonte Rice wins it for Illinois with a 3-pointer at the buzzer.