Sunday is the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, which draws hundreds of thousands of fans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While it's an economic boon for the area, the 104-year-old track needs renovations — and just how it's getting the money is rubbing some Hoosiers the wrong way.
Hall of Famer Mike Ditka will have his No. 89 retired by the Chicago Bears next season.
Star linebacker Brian Urlacher says he's retiring after spending 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.
The Illinois House has voted to require that high schools carry insurance in case student athletes are injured.
Results have finally been released from a survey of University of Illinois students about finding a new mascot to replace Chief Illiniwek.
Illinois State University Athletic Director Gary Friedman has resigned effective June 30.
Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says the video board he wants to build Wrigley Field is needed to "generate revenue'' and he raised the prospect of moving out of the ballpark entirely if he is blocked from doing so.
The University of Illinois’ Assembly Hall has a new name – the State Farm Center.
NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first active male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.
Some 21,000 people registered to take part in the Illinois Marathon in Champaign-Urbana over the weekend, and the recent Boston Marathon bombings were clearly on the minds of many of the runners.