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Washington Post wins 'Grand Slam' honors at APSE contest

Feb. 20, 2020 3:39 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Post is the lone media group to earn Grand Slam honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors’ writing and sections contest that wrapped up this week in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Post, competing in the A Division (83,000 and over circulation), placed...

Illinois to honor investigators of Chinese scholar's death

Feb. 17, 2020 9:13 AM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Three law enforcement officials will be honored for their work investigating the killer of a visiting Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois. Sgt. James Carter, Detective Eric Stiverson and telecommunicator Kenny Costa of the University of Illinois Police Department will be...

Man found guilty of murder in Illinois woman's 2009 stabbing

Feb. 15, 2020 1:54 PM EST

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors on Friday found an Illinois man guilty of murdering a 22-year-old woman, more than a decade after she was stabbed to death at home. Michael Henslick, now 31, was 21 at the time of Holly Cassano's murder in a mobile home park in Mahomet in November 2009, The (Champaign)...

No. 20 Indiana women pull away late, beat Illinois 59-54

Feb. 13, 2020 10:25 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ali Patberg had 17 points and nine assists on Thursday night, and No. 20 Indiana pulled away late to beat Illinois 59-54. The Illini (11-13, 2-11 Big Ten) took a 49-47 lead on Kennedi Myles' layup with 4:05 left in the game. The Hoosiers (20-6, 10-4) went on an 8-0 run to take the...

Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu (11) reacts to being called for a foul while attempting to steal the ball against Michigan State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Holly Hart)

Illinois says MRI shows no damage to Dosunmu's knee

Feb. 12, 2020 6:35 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois star guard Ayo Dosunmu suffered no structural damage to his left knee in an awkward fall at the end of a loss to Michigan State, the school said. Dosunmu had an MRI on Wednesday after getting hurt the previous night. No timetable was given for the sophomore's return....

Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu (11) reacts to being called for a foul while attempting to steal the ball against Michigan State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Holly Hart)

Dosunmu hurt after Spartans' late dunk; No. 22 Illini fall

Feb. 12, 2020 1:06 AM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois suffered two brutal losses by the final horn Tuesday night. Star guard Ayo Dosunmu crumbled to the floor clutching his left knee moments after Michigan State's Xavier Tillman threw down a huge dunk that lifted the Spartans over the 22nd-ranked Illini 70-69. Illinois did not...

Illinois' DeMonte Williams (20) passes the ball under the basket around Maryland defender Donta Scott during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Holly Hart)

Maryland rallies to beat Illinois 75-66

Feb. 7, 2020 11:27 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — With Illinois shredding Maryland's man-to-man defense, Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon switched to a zone — something the team rarely uses outside of practice. It worked. Anthony Cowan scored 20 points and Turgeon’s ninth-ranked Maryland held on to beat No. 20 Illinois...

No. 19 Illinois holds on to beat Minnesota 59-51

Jan. 30, 2020 11:12 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 19 Illinois did what it took to move back into a first-place tie in the Big Ten. The Fighting Illini's seventh straight win, though, was not pretty. Andres Feliz scored 17 points while Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn added 13 each as Illinois overcame poor shooting to beat...

Illinois Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 28, 2020 7:43 PM EST

January 26, 2020 (Decatur) Herald & Review Illinois Voter registration glitch a disaster In theory, automatic voter registration is a wonderful idea. Democracy is only as good as the number of people participating in it. Making it easier for voters to register should be a country-wide goal. It’s only...

Documents: Prison official misled probe about missing keys

Jan. 27, 2020 7:46 PM EST

SPRINGIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former assistant prison warden, at the center of an explosive 2012 government email in which a lobbyist alludes to a rape cover-up and illegal hiring, gave false information during an investigation four years earlier into whether he misplaced a bulky ring of keys at a state...