No. 20 Illinois survives Penn State defense, 60-55

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois men’s basketball team overcame a crafty Penn State defense for a 60-55 win Thursday night in Champaign. First year Penn State coach Micah Shrewsberry dedicated his defenders to shutting down Illinois’ inside-out game, preventing top scorers Kofi Cockburn and Alfonso Plummer from getting shots. That left Da’Monte Williams open. “I’ve coached […]

In a now-disavowed memo, Democrats were urged to criticize the feds’ Madigan case

CHICAGO — Publicly and privately on Thursday, top Illinois Democrats grappled with how to put a positive, election-year spin on federal prosecutors’ newly unsealed corruption case against their longtime leader, the former state House Speaker and party boss Michael Madigan. Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker even appeared to celebrate the federal case, saying he thought Madigan’s […]

217 Today: Danville mayor hopes new economic development will revitalize city

Friday, March 4, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois Democrats are struggling with their messaging after the federal indictment of their longtime leader Michael Madigan. The top infectious disease expert at the Champaign Urbana Public Health District says the governor’s recent decision to lift the mask mandate does not mean people should stop wearing masks. The University […]