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Illinois coach Mike Small is making a serious move at the PGA Professional National Championship in French Lick, Ind.
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams have signed eight of their 2010 draft picks — including former Illini tight end Michael Hoomanawanui — and can now turn their attention to the big one: No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford.
Former Illini Steve Stricker is in a bit of a PGA slump (blame it on an injury).
– His father, a lifelong Illini fan, said he asked Jahlil Okafor for his four favorite programs. "Kentucky, Georgetown, Syracuse and Connecticut," Chuck said, adding with a laugh, "He enjoys Illinois. I haven't pushed my biases on him yet." The Okafors visited campus Wednesday and had breakfast with UI coaches before the team camp Thursday.
An independent's planned campaign for sheriff would liven up Champaign County politics.
Another big issue – the size of the Champaign County Board – will be determined in the fall election.
It looks like voters will decide if they wish to retain the current 27-member county board or reduce the size slightly to 22 members.
CHAMPAIGN – A chemical spill and small fire at the University of Illinois power plant caused temporary evacuation, but no interruption in services, according to Robin Kaler, UI spokeswoman.