Latest Illinois News

Clark, Melendez lead Illinois in 92-59 rout of Lindenwood

Nov. 26, 2022 00:07 AM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Skyy Clark scored a career-high 19 points, RJ Melendez had a career-high 17 and No. 16 Illinois cruised past Lindenwood 92-59 on Friday night. “It’s really good to see RJ get going,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. “He and I had a meeting, and he...

Dach returns to Chicago, helps Montreal win 3-2 in shootout

Nov. 25, 2022 17:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach scored in the shootout to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday. Suzuki and Joel Edmondson scored in regulation for Montreal, which got its third win in four games. ...

Roderick has 15 as Ohio knocks off Eastern Illinois 78-67

Nov. 25, 2022 17:12 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ben Roderick had 15 points in Ohio's 78-67 victory against Eastern Illinois on Friday. Roderick was 4-of-7 shooting, including 3 for 5 from distance, and went 4 for 4 from the line for the Bobcats (2-3). Miles Brown scored 14 points and added five steals. Aidan...

Jets hope to get right with White at quarterback vs. Bears

Nov. 25, 2022 15:16 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike White's phone rang Tuesday and it was Robert Saleh delivering some big news. The New York Jets coach was making a change at quarterback with Zach Wilson out and White tapped to start Sunday at home against the Chicago Bears. “It...

2 brothers, 6 and 4, die after fall into Chicago-area pond

Nov. 25, 2022 12:38 PM EST

PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — Two young brothers died after they fell into an icy pond while visiting their grandmother in a Chicago suburb, authorities and relatives said. Hours after Palatine firefighters pulled the boys from the pond Wednesday afternoon both youths died at local...

Illinois legislators to decide whether to end cash bail

Nov. 25, 2022 11:15 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — One of Illinois' most comprehensive — and contentious — pieces of criminal justice legislation is scheduled for another cleanup, after it was both venerated and vilified during the fall election campaign. This is legislators' last chance to finalize details before...

Chicago man charged in slaying of boy struck by stray bullet

Nov. 25, 2022 10:57 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was struck by a stray bullet while washing his hands in the bathroom of his family’s westside Chicago home. Joseph Serrano of Chicago was charged Thursday with first-degree murder, according...

2 killed, 8 hospitalized in fiery, wrong-way Chicago crash

Nov. 24, 2022 08:09 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A speeding driver in a stolen car went the wrong way down a Chicago street and caused a fiery, multi-car wreck in which two people were killed and at least eight others hospitalized Wednesday night, police said. Both people inside the speeding Dodge Charger were...

DeRozan scores 36, Bulls down Bucks 118-113

Nov. 24, 2022 00:00 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and eight assists, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-113 on Wednesday night. Chicago began the week with a 6-10 record and having lost four straight but has now beaten the NBA's top two teams. The Bulls ended Boston's...

Bears QB Fields practicing despite left shoulder separation

Nov. 23, 2022 17:27 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears will spend the week watching and waiting as quarterback Justin Fields hopes his left shoulder heals up enough so he can start Sunday against the New York Jets. Fields said his injury is a shoulder separation with ligament damage within the...