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Loren Tate: Hard work in selling a winning message

"We Will Win!"

Josh Whitman's motto rings an optimistic bell ... but can become the object of mockery in the wake of seemingly unending losses.

Record number of Illinois college freshmen heading out of state

A record number of college-bound freshmen from Illinois chose out-of-state schools in fall 2016, according to new state data.

A total of 35,445 students enrolled in colleges and universities in other states, compared with 78,265 who chose Illinois schools, a recent low.

Recent UI graduate fighting to keep his Dream alive

With his newly minted bachelor's degree, University of Illinois graduate Jaime Nolasco has big plans: Apply to law school, become a public interest attorney and work for a nonprofit where he can make a difference.

But his future depends on lawmakers in Washington, D.C., reaching some sort of compromise on immigration.

John Frayne: Krannert's spring season will go out with a bang

After spring break, the University of Illinois' quartet in residence, the Jupiter String Quartet, will give its final concert of this season on April 5 in the Foellinger Great Hall. The program offers Dimitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110.

Experts: Feds' use of death penalty in 2 recent cases not bellwether for Christensen's

The U.S. Justice Department recently announced plans to seek the death penalty in two murder cases, the first capital cases under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

This has led to speculation that use of the federal death penalty will increase under Sessions. But a former federal prosecutor and an expert on the death penalty say it's still too early to tell.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 11-18, 2018


This weekend


What: Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics. Presented by Exceptional Artists in partnership with Champaign Park District.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $49.50-$58.50. Additional $5 per-ticket service charges apply (online only).

UPDATED: Four teens arrested in assault near Illini Union

UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.:

URBANA — Four Urbana teens are in police custody following a violent attack on a University of Illinois student Monday evening near the Quad.

State's Attorney Julia Rietz said Isaiah Conley, 18, and three other boys ages 13 and 16, used a brick to try to knock out the student and rob him of money that they planned to use to rent a hotel room to party.

Prosecutors: Accused kidnapper's lawyers got more evidence than required

URBANA — Rebutting an attempt to bar expert testimony from the government in trial, prosecutors said Tuesday they have provided more forensic analysis than is required to the attorneys of accused kidnapper and killer Brendt Christensen.

UI frat's old house making way for new house, apartment tower

CHAMPAIGN — Demolition is underway on the former Alpha Delta Phi fraternity near Fourth and John streets in Campustown, where a new fraternity house and 14-story apartment tower are planned.

UI business-consulting program hit with lawsuit

The University of Illinois said it plans to defend itself against a lawsuit alleging that its Illinois Business Consulting program violated labor law.