How did Illinois’ delegation vote for Speaker of the House?

Updated Saturday 1:10 a.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Kevin McCarthy has been elected House speaker on a historic post-midnight 15th ballot, overcoming holdouts from his own ranks. Floor tensions boiled over into shouting after a chaotic week that tested the new GOP majority’s ability to govern. But McCarthy prevailed in the end as he had […]

Illini women win 7th straight, topping Northwestern 85-79

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women’s basketball team held on to beat Northwestern Thursday night, 85-79 in Champaign.  Kendall Bostic notched another double-double for the Illini, grabbing 16 rebounds and scoring 15 points. It was Bostic’s fifth double this season.  Illinois led by 18 points at halftime, but the outcome was in doubt until Bostic converted […]