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Deron Williams, having an MVP-type season, ranks only fifth among Western Conference guards in voting for this season's NBA All-Star Game.
ILLINOIS 55, MINNESOTA 54
Neither team is expected to finish in the upper division of the Big Ten, but one of them will start 1-0, and who knows what might happen from there? For Illinois, it is a chance to continue the momentum from Tuesday's game.
DANVILLE — Three people injured in an accident Thursday morning, including a victim who was airlifted to Urbana, are all in stable condition, according to Danville Public Safety Director Larry Thomason.
With the Big Ten season kicking off today, we asked women's basketball beat writer Tony Bleill to rank the league top to bottom:
9. Illinois — Competitive against Cal, which is better than at least five or six teams in the Big Ten
Suspected terrorists held prisoner offshore can unpack their bags.
President Obama's plan for closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, bringing the inmates held there to a prison facility in Illinois and putting them on trial in civilian courts bordered on the unimaginable even before last week.
Records are made to be broken, but ...
The snow seemed to just keep coming this month. Now we know why.
Champaign-Urbana experienced its snowiest December ever, with more than 20 inches of the white stuff falling between Dec. 1 and 29. With two days to go, there's still time to go higher.
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With weather being an issue in the Iowa City area, there was a chance the Illini would be stranded overnight instead of making the flight back to Champaign. Heavy fog in the Midwest wreaked havoc with air travel, and the Illini were contemplating busing back home.