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Indiana defeats Illinois in second round

Indiana defeated Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten Men's Basketball tournament at the United Center in Chicago on Friday, March 15, 2013.

Illinois defeats Minnesota in Chicago

Images from the first round game of the 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Exhibit at Art Institute explores interwoven histories of Picasso and Chicago

The new exhibition "Picasso and Chicago" at the Art Institute of Chicago weaves together the famed artist's 80-year career with holdings from the museum and other collections.

It also tells the story of Chicago, which, like Picasso, exemplifies the bold and modern, curator Stephanie D'Alessandro said at the media preview.

Same-sex marriage bill sent to full House

SPRINGFIELD — Legalized same-sex marriage in Illinois is one step from reality, but it's a big step.

An Illinois House committee late Tuesday night narrowly approved a gay marriage bill with the help of a Chicago Democrat who said he'll likely vote against the measure on the House floor.

Chicago Auto Show 2013

Images from the first day of the media preview for the Chicago Auto Show 2013

State police watching motorists on Super Bowl weekend

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Police are putting the motoring public on notice they will strictly enforce moving violations during this Super Bowl weekend.

The emphasis will be on what police call the "Fatal-4": driving under the influence, speeding, distracted driving and seat belts. Troopers issued more than 1,000 Fatal-4 citations during the 2012 Super Bowl weekend.

State police urge responsible Super Bowl partying

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Police are putting the motoring public on notice they will strictly enforce moving violations during this Super Bowl weekend.

The emphasis will be on what police call the “Fatal-4”: driving under the influence, speeding, distracted driving and seat belts. Troopers issued more than 1,000 Fatal-4 citations during the 2012 Super Bowl weekend.

UI graduate and former C-U resident enjoying run in Chicago as Fred Mertz

Curtis Pettyjohn, now appearing as Fred Mertz in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" in Chicago, has moved a number of times but always seems to circle back to Chicago and Champaign. Like a homing pigeon, he says.

Environmental Almanac: Researcher conducts high-tech hunt for Chicago food gardens

Although press coverage of urban agriculture sometimes seems to suggest that growing food in the city is a new phenomenon, it's really a tradition with deep roots in Illinois and one that's especially strong in Chicago.

Quinn visits trustees' meeting, backs UI Labs

In a rare appearance at a University of Illinois board meeting, Gov. Pat Quinn visited with trustees Thursday afternoon to voice support for a major new university-led institute called UI Labs.

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