News from the home cities and states of the Big Ten universities:
IOWA: Residents, business owners debate 21-only law
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – As Iowa City prepares to begin enforcing a new 21-only entry age for bars June 1, most people connected to the downtown live music scene say the show will go on.
CHARLESTON – Before Saturday, Jade Ackerman had won every 100-meter race he entered this season.
But at no point was the St. Thomas More senior happier than after Saturday's third-place finish in the 100 at the Class 1A boys' track and field finals at Eastern Illinois.
The ear-to-ear grin told it all.
CHARLESTON – He's not happy about it right now. But one of these days, maybe when Centennial's Matt Strack is sitting in his dorm room at West Point, he'll be proud of his second-place finish in the Class 2A shot put.
Strack, who entered Saturday's finals at Eastern Illinois leading the field, was surpassed by Lake Park's Dan Block.
DANVILLE – Gary Hansgen called it a game of survival.
Thanks to a walkoff home run by Sawyer Howe in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, Hansgen's persevering Salt Fork baseball team lived to play another game.
CHAMPAIGN – Wendy Royer loved spending time with her family during a six-week maternity leave.
But the Danville softball coach was happy to return to the bench for Saturday's Class 3A regional title game against Urbana.
CLINTON – St. Joseph-Ogden's softball team will get another chance to see Olympia on Monday.
CHAMPAIGN – Less than 10 minutes after his diving catch ignited a game-ending double play, Danville center fielder Derrick Cunningham had been so besieged by questions that those British Petroleum executives had nothing on him.
Months – even years – separated the oral commitments of Jereme Richmond (November 2006), Crandall Head (January 2008) and Meyers Leonard (July 2008). Finally, the Illini's Class of 2010 will arrive on campus in early June. Here's how Bruce Weber's recruiting class stacks up nationally, according to Scout.com:
WESTVILLE — A 49-year-old Westville man apparently suffered a fatal heart attack while riding his motorcycle.
Robert S. Martin was found next to his motorcycle at 2 a.m. Saturday on 1200 North Road, according to Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson.