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Can Illinois win consecutive regular season games for the first time in two years? Will the Illini continue to play spoiler to Northwestern's pursuit of the best season in its history? Beat writer Scott Richey will be courtside tonight as those questions are answered at State Farm Center.

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UI at 150: Sports jobs

Every Tuesday and one Sunday a month throughout 2017, Managing Editor Jeff D'Alessio tells tales of A-list alums. Today: Those who went on to cool jobs in sports — despite not playing any collegiately.

Illini Sports

Whatever happened to ... the worst Illini football team ever?

Whatever happened to ... the worst Illini football team ever?

No way to sugarcoat it: The 1997 Illinois football team was the worst in school history. The only one to finish 0-11. Outscored 368-119. No games decided by fewer than 10 points.


Just Askin': Thefts at Wal-Mart?

Email your question to business writer Ben Zigterman, and he'll chase down an answer.

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Flordia Georgia Line opener returning to his roots

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Ryan Follese experimented with rock and pop before making his way back to country.

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Tue, 02/21/2017 - 2:42pm

Life in prison for Hoopeston drug trafficker

Life in prison for Hoopeston drug trafficker

Jose Jaime 'JJ' Lopez, 37, was sentenced at the federal courthouse in Urbana. He has a prior federal drug-trafficking conviction from 2002.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 4:15pm

Student injured in Monticello bus accident

A Bement teen hit the back end of a school bus that had stopped as a car turned into a private driveway. He was cited for failing to reduce speed in an accident.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 7:00am

A Life Remembered: 'She always had a smile on her face'

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Friends react to the news of the death of La'Bresha R. Lillard, 19, who was found in a car that was submerged in Lake Vermilion early Saturday.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 7:00am

No punishment yet for Urbana's sanctuary-city status

But if the president follows through on his pledge to cut federal funds from cities that maintain that status, it could cost Urbana more than $1 million.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 7:00am

Urbana resolution addresses mental health, safety

Alderman Eric Jakobsson said he got the idea for it over the past few months while the council discussed the possibility of and ultimately decided to hire two new police officers.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 7:00am

Jim Dey: He's got a vested interest in state budget deal

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The president of the Illinois Manufacturers Association hopes 'reasonable people can come to some reasonable agreement.'

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 6:00am

Development in North Prospect corridor gaining steam

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Green Street Realty, which just opened a Taco John's in a retail center on the west side of the road, has staked a claim on the east side, and a Chicago group has plans for a strip center on a Wal-Mart outlot.


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