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Radio special: Illini in Chicago

A slew of Illini Hall of Famers took part in a special three-hour edition of "Saturday SportsTalk" live from Chicago.

Among the guests who joined Steve Kelly and Loren Tate: Josh Whitman, Lou Henson, Dana Howard, Jim Grabowski, Darrin Fletcher, Dave Downey, Tara Hurless, Kendall Gill, Bruce Douglas, Deron Williams, Nancy Brookhart Cherin and Scott Langley.

VIDEO: Illinois hosts Hall of Fame Gala at Field Museum

Illinois hosted its second Hall of Fame Gala at the Field Museum in Chicago on Friday. Check out highlights and hear from several inductees in the video below.

Howard 'having a ball' ahead of induction

CHICAGO — Dana Howard has a busy Hall of Fame year. Beside his Illinois honor, the superstar linebacker is entering the College Football Hall of Fame in December.

Welcome to the Hall: 20 former Illini to be honored with Henson

Ahead of Friday night's Gala event in Chicago, sports editor MATT DANIELS looks at the other 20 former Illini besides Lou Henson who will be recognized:

Alex Agase

Football, wrestling

Tate | Ice, ice baby — time to bring hockey to Illinois

City planners deserve plaudits for the way downtown Champaign has exploded on summer weekends.

That festive atmosphere will be expanded into 25 wintry weekends if $50-plus million can be raised to support Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman's plan for a multi-purpose hockey structure.

Kowalczyk to retire

The man who bridged the gap in leadership for the Illinois athletic department from the time Mike Thomas was fired to the time Josh Whitman was hired will retire from the university.

Paul Kowalczyk will step aside as the Illini's executive senior associate athletic director, effective Aug. 31, following more than 30 years of working in college athletics.

Illini events under the lights in 2018-19

Sure, track still has a meet left. But as we see it, the Illini's 2017-18 season was put to bed when baseball and golf bowed out over the weekend. So let's look ahead to what surely will be a better season, as beat writer SCOTT RICHEY offers 10 events Illinois fans can anticipate for 2018-19:

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UI chancellor: Chicago initiatives will add resources for C-U, not drain them

CHAMPAIGN — Chancellor Robert Jones reassured community leaders Tuesday that expanding the University of Illinois' presence in Chicago won't drain resources from Champaign-Urbana, arguing that two new initiatives there will do "just the opposite."

Top of the Morning, May 15, 2018

Our podcast lineup continues to grow at news-gazette.com, with basketball beat writer SCOTT RICHEY the latest to offer his expertise for our listening audience.

He's one of four newsroom veterans who regularly weigh in with unique content at our website.

Three Illini programs set pace for repeat NCAA appearances

Illinois softball is vying for its third straight NCAA tournament appearance, a feat the program has never accomplished. What other Illini programs currently have sent full teams to at least three consecutive appearances in the final stage of their respective season-ending NCAA events? Here you go:

Men's golf