Michael Finke (43) arrives too late to block a three-pointer by Winthrop player Keon Johnson.
Rob McColley / Illinois Public Media
November 22, 2016

Winthrop Defeats Illini Men’s Basketball 84-80 In Overtime

Winthrop University defeated the Illini men's basketball team 84-80 in overtime Monday night at the State Farm Center. The Eagles erased a 10-point-deficit in the last 2:43 of regulation. The game was part of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament.


Illinois head coach Lovie Smith walks off the field after being defeated by Iowa 28-0 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.
Bradley Leeb/Associated Press
November 19, 2016

Illini Fall To Iowa, 28-0

On a 37-degree day when a stiff wind made it feel much colder, Iowa used LeShun Daniels Jr.'s 159 yards and two touchdowns and a punt-return score by Riley McCarron to shut down Illinois, 28-0, closing out the home portion of the season for the Illini, who fell to 3-8 overall, and 2-6 in the Big Ten.


Members of the Rantoul Park Board during their final meeting.
Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media
November 18, 2016

Rantoul Park Bd Meets For Last Time, After Voters Approve Dissolution

The Rantoul Park Board met for the final time Thursday night.

The eleven-minute meeting at the Rantoul Business Center comes five days before the date on which the Champaign County Clerk is expected to certify results of a referendum dissolving the Rantoul Park District and leaving its assets to Rantoul village government. 


St. Joseph-Ogden graduate Nate Michael, playing for McKendree University against Illinois on Tuesday night.
Rob McColley / Illinois Public Meadia
November 16, 2016

Illini Men Pound D-II McKendree 112-65

Jalen Coleman-Lands connected on 6-of-9 three-point shots Tuesday night as the Illini men’s basketball team rolled past Division II McKendree University 112-65.


Malcom Hill fires a three-pointer for the Illini.
Rob McColley / Illinois Public Media
November 14, 2016

Malcolm Hill’s Career-High 40 Pts. Buries Northern Kentucky

Two Illini tallied double-doubles, in a come-from-behind 79-64 win for the Illinois men’s basketball team over Northern Kentucky Sunday night in Champaign.

Malcolm Hill scored a career-high 40 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds. Michael Finke added 10 points and 11 boards. 


Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin Saturday in Madison, Wis.
Morry Gash / AP
November 12, 2016

No. 7 Wisconsin Rolls To 48-3 Win Over Illinois

Corey Clement ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns and No. 7 Wisconsin intercepted Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. four times in rolling to a 48-3 win on Saturday.

George had an awful day a week after helping Illinois rally to beat Michigan State.


U of I graduate 
tatyana McFadden poses for pictures after winning the women's wheelchair division at the 2016 New York City Marathon.
Seth Wenig / AP
November 06, 2016

McFadden Wins 4th Straight Women’s Wheelchair New York City Marathon

University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has swept the four major marathons for the fourth straight year by winning the New York City Marathon women's wheelchair race. The 2014 University of Illinois graduate finished Sunday with an unofficial time of 1 hour, 47 minutes, 43 seconds. The U of I's Josh George finished third in the men's wheelchair division. 


Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. passes against the defense of Michigan State linebacker Riley Bullough  and defensive tackle Kevin Williams  during the second half of an NCAA college football game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Stephen Haas / AP
November 05, 2016

George Leads Illini To 31-27 Football Win Over Michigan State

Jeff George Jr. threw for 140 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, the second a 16-yard strike to Sam Mays that gave Illinois a 31-27 win over Michigan State.
 
The win broke a two-game losing streak for the Illini (3-6, 2-4 Big Ten). It also extended the Spartans' misery. Michigan State (2-7, 0-6) has lost seven in a row.


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.


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