Commerce Commission Taps First Black Executive Director

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Commerce Commission has named its first male Black executive director. Michael Merchant started his position with the state regulatory agency on Tuesday. He replaces Christy George, who joined Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration as first assistant deputy governor for budget and economy. Merchant is responsible for supervising approximately 200 commission employees and […]

Ramblers End Fighting Illini’s Season 71-58

INDIANAPOLIS — The dream is over for the Illinois men’s basketball team. A stifling, switching defense from Loyola-Chicago forced 17 Illinois turnovers, including 12 steals. Loyola guards double and triple-teamed Illini center Kofi Cockburn in the paint, and swarmed All-American guard Ayo Dosunmu at the point.  Dosununmu was held to just nine points on 4-10 shooting […]