No. 13 Illini survive scare against Northwestern, 73-66

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois men’s basketball team survived a second-half surge from Northwestern to beat the Wildcats 73-66 Sunday afternoon in Champaign. Junior center Kofi Cockburn scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, his 13th double-double of the season. But head coach Brad Underwood says the Illini center didn’t enjoy the game. “Tonight was as […]

Authorities say woman arrested in shooting at Champaign mall

Market Place Shopping Center, Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Authorities say a woman has been arrested after a shooting at a mall in Champaign that left a man injured. Authorities say police were called just after 2 p.m. Saturday to Market Place Mall after learning a man and woman had been in a dispute inside the building near the food court and […]

Golden moment: Jackson 1st Black woman speedskating medalist

BEIJING — Erin Jackson made history on a frenetic dash around Beijing’s magnificent speedskating oval. Jackson became the first Black woman to win a speedskating medal at the Winter Olympics with her gold in the 500 meters. While Jackson doesn’t look at herself as some sort of trailblazer, she recognizes the significance of the moment. […]

3 University of Illinois faculty recognized for engineering

CHAMPAIGN — Three faculty members at the University of Illinois have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. They are among 111 new members and 22 international members elected this year. They will be formally inducted in October in Washington, D.C. The new members from Illinois are William Hammack, Youssef Hashash and Klara Nahrstedt. […]