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Illinois rolls over Northwestern, keeps bowl hopes alive

Nov. 27, 2021 19:56 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Peters threw for 242 yards and a touchdown and Illinois rolled over Big Ten rival Northwestern 47-14 on Saturday. With the resounding win to end the regular season, Illinois hopes to secure its second bowl bid in five years. ...

Trail to share history of Champaign County’s Black community

Nov. 27, 2021 01:05 AM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Barbara Suggs Mason and her cousin, Angela Rivers, grew up hearing about their family’s long history in Champaign County. Suggs Mason remembers the sense of pride she felt in hearing those family stories and how important it was for her not to...

Cockburn's career night lifts No. 14 Illinois to 94-85 win

Nov. 26, 2021 23:44 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored a career-high 38 points to lead No. 14 Illinois to a hard-fought 94-85 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday night. Illinois (4-2) started slowly, trailing the Vaqueros by as many as 12 points in the first half. Timely...

Illinois looks to keep bowl hopes alive against Northwestern

Nov. 26, 2021 15:19 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois must beat a struggling, determined Northwestern team at home on Saturday to keep alive the slimmest of hopes for a bowl bid. If Illinois (4-7, 3-5 Big Ten) can beat Northwestern (3-8, 1-7) and other things fall into place, the Illini...

Missing 54 years, slain Champaign officer's badge reclaimed

Nov. 25, 2021 13:34 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Zane Ziegler, a retired Champaign police officer, was curious last month when a fellow exhibitor at a police memorabilia show said that he had a vintage badge from the department. When Ziegler saw the star emblazoned with the number 80, “I...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 24, 2021 00:59 AM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= ALAH 68, Sullivan 46 Altamont 61, Pana 54 Andrew 64, Chicago (Perspectives/Calumet Technology) 58 Aurora (East) 54, Westinghouse 50 Aurora (West Aurora) 55, DeKalb 52...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 24, 2021 00:59 AM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= ALAH 51, Catlin (Salt Fork) 24 Beecher City/Cowden Herrick (BK ONLY) 38, Cumberland 31 Benton 47, Trenton Wesclin 24 Carlyle 58, Piasa Southwestern 21 Centralia 58,...

Monday's Scores

Nov. 23, 2021 00:28 AM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Addison Trail 64, Aurora Central Catholic 40 Andrew 95, Shepard 52 Aurora Math-Science 46, Alden-Hebron 31 Barrington 61, Belvidere North 33 Batavia 68,...

Thursday's Scores

Nov. 19, 2021 00:42 AM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Aurora (East) 76, Willowbrook 31 Beecher City/Cowden Herrick (BK ONLY) 43, Moweaqua Central A&M 24 Belvidere 37, Richmond-Burton 32 Bolingbrook 59, Simeon 44 ...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 17, 2021 00:43 AM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= ALAH 41, Tuscola 29 Altamont 83, Vandalia 57 Alton 77, Jerseyville Jersey 42 Arcola 48, Arthur-Okaw Christian 25 Batavia 63, Naperville Neuqua Valley 56 ...