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Sen. Paul Faraci discusses first month in office, Pritzker’s speech and more

URBANA — Paul Faraci has completed his first month as a state senator.  The Champaign Democrat was appointed by party leadership in Champaign and Vermilion counties to replace his friend Scott Bennett, who died suddenly in December at the age of 45.  Faraci says he’s enjoyed his new job despite the circumstances leading to his […]

217 Today: State Senator Paul Faraci talks about his first month in office

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Today’s headlines: Students at Parkland College will pay more for their classes starting this summer. The Urbana Park District is commemorating Black History Month with an “I Have a Dream” quilt. The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team topped Minnesota on Monday night in Champaign 78-69. In today’s deep dive, we’ll talk […]

Illinois deals Minnesota 10th straight defeat 78-69

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Matthew Mayer scored 22 points and Illinois handed Minnesota its 10th straight loss with a 78-69 victory on Monday night. Mayer made 7 of 14 shots with two 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds for the Fighting Illini (18-9, 9-7 Big Ten Conference), who snapped a two-game skid. Jayden Epps sank 4 […]