Lawmakers release revised congressional redistricting map

SPRINGFIELD – Democratic leaders in the Illinois General Assembly released a new proposed congressional redistricting map on Saturday. Leaders claim it better reflects representation of Latino voters in Illinois.  According to USA Today, U.S. Census data released in 2021 showed that the number of Hispanics in Illinois rose by 309,832 people, or 15.3% between 2010 […]

U of I alum Nick Offerman on why he finds solace in the outdoors

Nick Offerman is best known as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, and is perhaps the most famous actor who also owns a woodshop. He’s also a comedian, musician and author. And in his new book, he’s making it known that “outdoorsman” is also on his list of hobbies. https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/wesat/2021/10/20211023_wesat_nick_offerman_on_why_he_finds_solace_in_the_outdoors.mp3 Though he lives in Los […]

Illinois stuns No. 7 Penn State 20-18 in NCAA’s 1st 9OT game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Casey Washington caught a 2-point conversion pass from Brandon Peters to end the first nine-overtime game in NCAA history and lift Illinois over No. 7 Penn State 20-18. The teams were tied at 10 after regulation, exchanged field goals in the first two overtimes, then began to alternate 2-point attempts […]