SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois House voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, a measure that had previously failed more than a dozen times, prompting protesters to spill pig's blood on the floor of the Capitol Rotunda back in the early 1980s.
MONTICELLO - After more than 30 years as a football coach and high school principal, William Mitze has accepted a new challenge: serving as mayor of Monticello.
SPRINGFIELD - New drivers would have to wait six months before tooling around town with a carload of buddies, under legislation the House sent to the governor's desk Tuesday.
ATHENS, Ga. – Craig Tiley had no reason to believe.
The year was 1993, and Tiley, a first-year college tennis coach with an interim tag, was captain of a sinking ship at Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN - Christine Brinkley recalled her first day as principal of Dr. Howard School seven years ago, how proud she felt about the school and her accomplishment.
CHAMPAIGN - A new managed care company called Community Partners Health Plans has opened for business in Champaign-Urbana to compete with two others that have long dominated the local market - Health Alliance Medical Plans and PersonalCare.
Illinois senior Andy Schutzenhofer was named to the All-Big Ten baseball team for the fourth time in his career Tuesday.
In voting by league coaches, the Illini first baseman was selected to the first team, an honor he also received as a freshman. Schutzenhofer was a second-team pick as a sophomore and junior. This season, he hit .316 with 11 doubles and 36 RBI, the second-highest total on the team.
URBANA - Tyeeste Jones, the 14-year-old Urbana girl reported missing since last Sunday, is back home today, but authorities still have a lot of questions about her trip to Chicago, where she was found Tuesday.
CHAMPAIGN - It's early in the game yet, but there appears to be sentiment among Champaign City Council members to at least look into what it would take to buy out the local assets of the Illinois-American Water Co.
CHAMPAIGN - When Vonne Ortiz looks at a pile of clothing and food University of Illinois students left in the rush of semester's end, she doesn't see waste. She sees a bounty.