Jeff Rodgers spent some of his teenage years working the sidelines at Memorial Stadium.
The son of Randy Rodgers, the former Illinois recruiting coordinator under John Mackovic from 1988 until 1991, will now coach roughly two hours north from where he spent those Saturdays as a ball boy for Mackovic’s Illini.
Eastern Illinois hosts possibly its biggest Ohio Valley Conference game in school history tonight when Murray State (15-4, 5-0 OVC West) arrives at Lantz Arena.
Mama Bear brought the hammer down during last week’s Black Monday. Virginia McCaskey was “fed up with mediocrity” and called for her son and Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey to fire general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman, to the relief of Bears fans.
SPRINGFIELD — Refunds will be coming early this summer to state retirees who paid health care premiums over a 14-month period before a court decision halted the deductions.
Checks are expected to be in the mail in June 2015, said Springfield lawyer Don Craven, one of the attorneys in the Kanerva lawsuit filed against the state.
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Early next week, according to Champaign County Democratic Party Chairman Al Klein, the nine or so candidates to replace Champaign Democrat Mike Frerichs in the Illinois Senate will get a chance to show their mettle.
CHICAGO — Top University of Illinois officials have reiterated their support for a bid to host the Barack Obama Presidential Library at the UI Chicago campus, amid concerns from Washington about leadership transitions at the school.
SULLIVAN — An attorney from a Decatur law firm has been named as a new associate judge for the 6th Judicial Circuit, which includes Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties.
Isn't it enough for state Rep. Chad Hays, R-Catlin, to be one of just 118 members of the Illinois House of Representatives?
Now, the sometimes rock 'n' roll star is going to play at next month's inaugural concert with his band, the Boat Drink Caucus, which will open for headliners Toby Keith and Buddy Guy.