Cockburn’s return helps No. 24 Illinois hold off Northwestern, 59-56

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn returned from a concussion and scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 24 Illinois to a 59-56 victory over Northwestern. Cockburn hit 10 of 17 shots and Illinois (15-5, 8-2 Big Ten) turned to Cockburn down the stretch. He scored 14 points in the second half. […]

NUTRIENT LOSS THREAT: Wastewater treatment plants improve to combat nutrient runoff

Nutrient loss isn’t just an agricultural problem.  Excess nutrients from runoff of fertilizers used on suburban lawns and golf courses, along with waste from daily use in our lives, can find their way into our waterways, leaving behind harmful toxins and bacteria.  The state aims to reduce total nitrogen and phosphorus loss by 45 percent, […]