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Mike Allen's Falcons lost the Illini commit to injury during a Week 1 defeat at the hands of Carlinville, but they've won their last two games

Topics include the number of UI students actually on campus this fall, Broadway shows at the SFC, more fast food in Campustown, labor shortages affect UI football games, construction on University Avenue, another movie starlet from central Illinois and the unusual color of Urbana fire trucks.

Yianni Laros realized his video of a cat surviving a scary fall from the upper deck of Hard Rock Stadium had gone viral even before Saturday’s game in Miami had ended.

Forty years ago on Sunday, Dave Wilson’s replacement as the Illini quarterback led Illinois to a 27-17 victory at Michigan State in the 1981 Big Ten opener. Junior quarterback Tony Eason directed the Spartan Stadium visitors to 534 yards in total offense, including an impressive 294 yards an…