A fiew of Brookhill Golf Course, north of Rantoul.
Rantoul Park District
November 05, 2016

Rantoul Voters To Decide Whether To Dissolve Park District

The Rantoul Park District has struggled to keep its money-losing Brookhill Golf Course going in recent years. Now, a referendum on the November 8th ballot in Rantoul proposes to solve the problem by dissolving the park district.


Illinois' Jalen Coleman-Lands shoots a three-pointer over Lewis defender Capel Henshaw.
Rob McColley / Illinois Public Media
November 05, 2016

Six Illini Score Double-Figures in Blowout Exhibition Win

Six Illini scored double-figures as the men's basketball team rolled past the Division II LewisUniversity  Flyers 95-51 Friday night at the University of Illinois State Farm Center, in the second of two pre-season exhibition games. 


Chicago Cubs fans celebrate during a rally in Grant Park honoring the World Series baseball champions Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Chicago's Grant Park.
(Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)
November 04, 2016

Cubs Hold Parade, Rally In Front Of 5 Million Fans

The Chicago river was blue from dye and baseball fans in Chicago celebrated the Cubs win in the World Series with a parade. As is the case with every city celebration of a team's win, the streets were lined with fans and at the end players and team management address a large crowd. City officials estimate some 5 million people took part in the parade.


The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the  World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3.
David J. Philip/Associated Press
November 03, 2016

Cubs Win 1st Series Title Since 1908, Beat Indians In Game 7

The wait 'til next year is finally over. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions. Ending more than a century of flops, futility and frustration, the Cubs won their first title since 1908, outlasting the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings of a Game 7 thriller early Thursday. "It happened. It happened. Chicago, it happened," first baseman Anthony Rizzo said. "We did it. We're world champions. I tell ya, we're world champions. I can't believe it."


Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell watches his grand slam against the Cleveland Indians during the third inning of Game 6 of the World Series Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Cleveland.
Charlie Riedel/Associated Press
November 02, 2016

Cubs Top Indians 9-3, Force Seventh And Deciding Game

The Chicago Cubs have closed out a 9-3 victory over the Indians to force the World Series to Game 7 on Wednesday night in Cleveland. Addison Russell hit a grand slam, Anthony Rizzo had a two-run shot, and Kris Bryant had four hits as the Cubs tied the series with the Cleveland Indians at three games apiece. 


Tracy Abrams looks for fellow Illini Maverick Morgan during Sunday's exhibiton game against Washington Uiversity.
Rob McColley / Illinois Public Media
October 31, 2016

Illinois Defeats Washington U. In Exhibition Men’s Basketball

The Illini men's basketball team defeated visiting Washington University of Saint Louis 82-75 in in an exhibition game Sunday afternoon at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

But victory came only after Illinois squandered a 29-point lead in the second half. 


Chicago Cubs fans cheer after Game 5 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 3-2 as the Indians lead the series 3-2.
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October 30, 2016

Cubs Hang On For 3-2 Win, Series Headed Back To Cleveland

Aroldis Chapman got eight outs for a pressure-packed save and the Chicago Cubs held off the Cleveland Indians 3-2 to force Game 6. It was Chicago's first World Series win at Wrigley Field since 1945.Game 6 is Tuesday night in Cleveland. Starter Jon Lester went six innings for the victory, and the Cubs got solo home run out of Kris Bryant in the three-run fourth inning.


Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis (22) celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Wrigley Field
Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press
October 30, 2016

Cubs Fall 7-2 In World Series Game Four, Trail Three Games To One

The Cubs find themselves on the brink of elimination after losing to Cleveland 7-2 Saturday night. Corey Kluber beat the Cubs for a second time in four days while the Indians' Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis homered for Cleveland. John Lackey took the loss. Dexter Fowler hit a home run in the 8th for the Cubs.


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