BLOOMINGTON – The process to choose a successor to state Sen. Dan Rutherford, R-Chenoa, is so unsettled that even the man in charge of today's meeting in Bloomington said he doesn't know what's going to happen.
CHAMPAIGN – Ninety-three taxpayers from East Central Illinois are due federal tax refunds that couldn't be delivered due to mailing address errors.
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CHICAGO – Vikings. Packers. Lions. Rats.
The first three teams were regular visitors to Wrigley Field in the 1960s. The latter apparently lived there.
It is, as Ron Zook contended again early Friday evening, a 100-yard field. But this one goes one way. Only.
Think Champaign's Church Street. With 22 football players instead of cars and trucks.
PEORIA – Macie Blinn scored a career-high 22 points as Illinois used a barrage of three-point shots to bury Bradley 73-51 on Friday for its first victory of the season.
Blinn's 5-of-8 performance from beyond the three-point arc helped the Illini finish 9 of 18. Amber Moore was 4 for 5 on threes while scoring 16 points in 16 minutes.
EVANSTON – Area competitors experienced their share of heartbreak at Friday's opening day of the IHSA state swimming and diving meet.
Tuscola (11-1) at Brown County (12-0)
2 p.m. Saturday
In girls' basketball
– Danville 68, Mahomet-Seymour 65. ERIEL DAVIS scored 21 points and the Vikings centered 10 three-pointers in a double-overtime victory. Davis had three of the Vikings' threes. KESHIA LIGGINS (16 points) and BREANNA KEYS (13 points) also hit three three-pointers each.
Before Thursday's game against Texas, Demetri McCamey got a text message from one of his oldest friends.
"Evan said he's coming," the Illini guard said.
Player of the Game: Demetri McCamey, Illinois
Bruce Weber offered that "his foul trouble might have helped" McCamey. After playing a game-high 42 minutes against Texas, he was limited to 29 against Maryland. That's about the only way the all-tournament selection was limited.