A trio of Illinois guards hit on several topics before returning to action Tuesday against IUPUI. Tracy Abrams discusses the import of a pair of consecutive wins and Malcolm Hill hits on the defensive improvements and possibility of extending the winning streak, while Jalen Coleman-Lands breaks down the key to the Illini's best offensive look.
A Champaign man twice convicted of killing an innocent bystander in northwest Champaign four years ago has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for murder. The sentence that Judge Tom Difanis handed Anthony Meads on Friday for the July 4, 2012, murder of Desirae Austin is five years less than what he gave Meads three years ago.
Heidi Schwarz, owner of Missy, a 7-year-old German shepherd, attempts to get Missy to bark during the Hindsley Symphonic Band's rendition of "Playfellow," a piece that was written by composer/conductor Henry Fillmore and performed by band and his dog "Mike" in the 1920s. At the Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.