Police investigate double homicide in Chrisman

CHRISMAN – Two friends from Douglas and Edgar counties were found murdered in the home of one of the men Monday night.

Edgar County Coroner Peter Templeton identified the men as Ryan M. Riddell, 32, of Villa Grove, and his friend, Mark E. Prasse, 32, of rural Chrisman.

Buzzer beaters

News and notes from Sunday in Champaign:

Pruitt's back and so is the offense

CHAMPAIGN – An attitude adjustment was in order for the the Illini.

Sunday night at the Assembly Hall, they showed several positive adjustments.

A quick glance

Here's a quick glance at the Illini's win:

Illini leave Crutcher home

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Bruce Weber needn't feel alone.

A week after UI men's coach Weber sat Shaun Pruitt for unbecoming conduct, Illinois women's coach Jolette Law suspended her senior forward, Danyel Crutcher, for Sunday's game against Purdue.

Illini women can't pick up blitz

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In a month filled with more questions than answers, Illinois women's basketball coach Jolette Law posed one more to her team on Sunday.

What happened during that fateful second-half stretch of a 71-59 loss against Purdue?

Tate: A glimpse into Illinois' future

CHAMPAIGN – A 10-11 Illini basketball team could get back to .500 Wednesday night at Michigan State or, if not, there'll be more favorable opportunities in February and March.

But NIT possibilities don't excite an Illini Nation accustomed to more. Even as Illinois throttled another inept Northwestern quintet Sunday night, 70-37, eyes wandered to the sideline where Alex Legion and Jamar Smith are seated ... and we try to imagine what Mike Tisdale will look like a year from now ... and whether Demetri McCamey can take charge at the point.

UI football player arrested after shots fired at bar

CHAMPAIGN  A University of Illinois football player was due to return this afternoon to court on charges accusing him of shooting a gun in Champaign.

Erique D. Robertson, 19, a freshman linebacker with the UI team, was arrested by Champaign police in front of Ellusions, 207 W. Clark St., at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, according to Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn.

Nyquist still playing for the love of the game

CHAMPAIGN – Four years ago, Megan Nyquist was on top of the basketball world.

The 5-foot-10 guard was rated as one of the country's top 75 high school players after scoring more than 1,700 points during her four-year prep career at Lee's Summit, Mo., and starting every game in which she played.

Ask Tony

Abby and Ann Landers have nothing on our sports-know-it-all, Tony Bleill: