'How do you overcome hatred?'

From the north end of Champaign to houses of worship across South Carolina, religious services carried a similarly somber theme this weekend.

Suspect in church shooting had apartheid-era patches

MEG KINNARD, Associated Press
MITCH WEISS, Associated Press
JACOB JORDAN, Associated Press

It's official: UI censured over Salaita

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The University of Illinois administration has been formally censured by the American Association of University Professors over the Steven Salaita case.

Questions and answers about newly approved USA Freedom Act

KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

Asmussen: Fictitious Hall of Fame a blast

I love sports. 

And I love movies/TV.

Thanks to Kirk Buchner, both my worlds collide. In a good way.

The Canadian-based Buchner is the owner/creator of the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame.

“It is a labor of love,” Buchner said.

Former Illini racing past her competition

Tatyana McFadden added to her sterling list of achievements Monday in Boston. Here’s what the 25-year-old former Illinois student has accomplished during the last five years: 



2 people unaccounted for after apparent NYC gas explosion

COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters on Friday used high-powered water towers to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's trendy East Village as authorities reported that two people were still unaccounted for.

U.S. finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

JIM SALTER, Associated Press
ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Hoop it up: Big Ten on the rise?

Each week, staff writer Bob Asmussen offers his views on the game Gus Johnson and Dick Vitale love to shout about:

Team of the Week


Updated: Transcript of the 2015 State of the Union

Final transcript, provided by the White House, of President Obama's State of the Union address.

   THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: