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Who's that Illini? Don't mess with him!

A rock from Rock Island turned Illinois into a national power. Hint: he's still a mover and shaker in C-U.

Rusty Chism funeral service

Rusty Chism, division chief for the Urbana Fire Department and fire chief of the St. Joseph-Stanton Fire Protection District, is honored by colleagues at a funeral service at the Vineyard Church in Urbana on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

This week In Illini History: When basketball turned 100

This week in 2005, more than 300 former Illini coaches and players gathered at the Assembly Hall to celebrate the program's centennial. Bruce Weber's team responded by routing Minnesota in throwback jerseys.

Getting Personal: Brian Moody

Brian Moody is the executive director of the Tuscola Chamber & Economic Development.

Minnesota 79, Illinois 71

Basketball beat writer Marcus Jackson discusses the Illini heading into their off week after Saturday's loss at the Barn in Minneapolis.

Beat writer dunk contest

Former N-G basketball beat writers got on Marcus Jackson for his spotty prediction record (13-7). He went to the Champaign YMCA this week for a response: 'I may be bad at picking games, but could Klee and Dawson do this?'

Illini scrapbook: Ode to John Kerr

A basketball star at Illinois - Big Ten MVP, NBA ironmen (844 consecutive games), NBA Coach of the Year with the Bulls - Big Red got his athletic start in soccer. Listen to Loren Tate tell the story.

Richey: Win slips away from Illini

Beat writer Scott Richey breaks down Illinois' 68-67 loss to Northwestern at State Farm Center — the fourth straight defeat for the Illini.

Darmel Smith sentencing

Darmel Smith is sentenced to 52 years by Judge Heidi Ladd for the murder of Sheena Williams. The sentencing was at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. 

Illinois 66, Purdue 57

Basketball beat writer Marcus Jackson recaps Wednesday's Illini win that included a breakout performance from Leron Black and a record for Nnanna Egwu.