In a March 2014 file photo, Ernie Banks smiles after an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago.
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
January 24, 2015

‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks Dies At 83

The two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of losing on Cubs teams, died Friday night.


Tim Nugent, Director Emeritus of the U of I's Division of Disability Resources
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
January 16, 2015

Innovator Nugent Getting Honorary Degree From the U of I

Tim Nugent, who made the University of Illinois a model for handicapped accessability in the late 1940's, will receive an honorary degree as part of the May 16 commencement ceremonies.


Ray Rice drives past Kennesaw State former Damien Wilson December 27th.
(AP Photo/Robin Scholz)
January 06, 2015

Illini Rice Out Indefinitely With Hand Injury

Illini Coach John Groce says Rayvonte Rice fractured his left hand in practice Monday, and will have surgery Wednesday.   He says a timeline as to his return will be determined after that.


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