The fifth season of Jolette Law's tenure at Illinois is coming to a close, and the coach has come under some heat. After going 20-15 and earning a WNIT berth in her first season, Law's teams have compiled a 49-77 record since with another WNIT appearance.
Paul Klee breaks down today's Michigan-Illinois game (6 p.m.)
Prediction — Michigan 66, Illinois 64
CHAMPAIGN — Sam Maniscalco hasn't owned, or borrowed, a pair of crutches in his brief time with the Illinois basketball program.
"There were times I could've used them," he acknowledged.
TUSCOLA — The Douglas County sheriff's office has identified a man who died from an apparent gunshot wound at a rest area in Tuscola on Wednesday.
According to a sheriff's office report, Randell S. Chaney, 53, of Decatur, was pronounced dead at the scene by a representative of the Douglas County coroner's office.
ST. JOSEPH — Nobody was hurt in a late afternoon fire that damaged a mobile home and garage in rural St. Joseph.
According to a fire department report, firefighters from the St. Joseph-Stanton Fire Department were called to a fire at a mobile home at 2266 County Road 1200 N at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday.
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — The teenager suspected in an Ohio school shooting struggled with a broken family and did poorly in school, then appeared to turn himself around once he was taken in by grandparents and began to attend an alternative school, longtime neighbors and friends said Wednesday
The News-Gazette's Sunday, special and daily sections won national awards, and two of its writers are finalists in the Associated Press Sports Editors national contest, the results of which were announced Wednesday.
In Thursday's News-Gazette, we'll cover developments in the UI emails controversy and committee action in Springfield, UI and high school basketball and E3 magazine.
SPRINGFIELD — Fifty-percent tuition waivers now offered to university employees and their dependents would be immediately repealed under a bill approved by the House Executive Committee Wednesday.
I tend to think of Rob and myself as people who are great at a medium-sized home-improvement project.