Kevin Jackson
Beckman Institute
February 05, 2016

From The Field To The Lab, Researcher Tackles Athletic Brain Injuries

With the Super Bowl on Sunday, all eyes are on football. The sport also happens to be Kevin Jackson’s area of scientific expertise. He came to the University of Illinois to play football while pursuing a career in science, and now he’s developing a cooling helmet that may help with athletes’ head injuries. Through his research with the University’s Beckman Institute and the Athletics Department, Jackson wants to reduce the side effects of concussions and other brain injuries for athletes.


This Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 photo shows the headstone marking the final resting place of Cory Lovelace at Woodland Cemetery in Quincy, Ill.
Jim Suhr/Associated Press
February 05, 2016

Hung Jury Declared In Trial Of Former Illinois Football Star

The murder trial of Curtis Lovelace, accused of suffocating his first wife, Cory, has resulted in a hung jury.  The retrial for the former Adams County assistant state's attorney has been set for May 31.


Malcolm Hill shoots free throws.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
February 04, 2016

Illini Men Outlast Rutgers

It took three overtimes, but the Illinois men's basketball team survived Rutgers for a Big Ten road win.


Illinois forward Michael Finke is helped off the court after hurting his knee in a collision with another player.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
February 01, 2016

Illini Fall To Wisconsin 63-55

The Fighting Illini lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 63-55 Sunday night, in a game where Illinois forward Michael Finke had to leave with a knee injury.


Hoopeston native Thad Matta watches Illini Michael Finke launch a three-point attempt.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
January 29, 2016

Ohio State Downs Illinois In Overtime, 68-63

Trevor Thompson scored 16 points and Ohio State survived a furious comeback by Illinois to win in overtime Thursday night, 68-63.
 


Illinois offensive linesman Simon Cvijanovic is taken from the field after being injured during an NCAA college football game
Doug McSchooler/Associated Press
January 27, 2016

Former Illini Cvijanovic Details Departure From Team On HBO

Former Illini linebacker Simon Cvijanovic, whose complaints led to the firing of football coach Tim Beckman and athletic director Mike Thomas, was interviewed for a Tuesday segment on HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel."  He said there's 'no doubt' team doctors conspired with coaches for him to keep playing despite injuries.


Champaign Unit 4 Board President Chris Kloeppel discusses the options on properties near Central High School with members Amy Armstrong, Kathy Shannon, and Laurie Bonnett.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
January 25, 2016

Unit 4 School Board Secures Options On Sites Near Central High

The Champaign School Board now holds options on eight sites near Central High School, which doesn't mean Unit 4 will necessarily purchase the properties, but has an 18-month window to decide.  An advisory committee is being formed that will meet almost weekly, discussing possible expansion in the area, with a report due in May.


University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen and Trustees Board Chair Ed McMillan
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
January 21, 2016

U Of I Trustees Freeze In-State Tuition For Second Straight Year

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says the school is committed to providing access to new students, despite the 7-month state budget impasse.  Trustees unanimously approved freezing tuition, along with a new background check policy on new university hires.


Work is underway to to convert Champaign's McKinley YMCA pool space into a roller rink for the Twin City Derby Girls.
Jamie Kozma/Twin City Derby Girls
January 19, 2016

Roller Derby Team Leases Champaign’s McKinley Building

The Twin City Derby Girls now has secured a downtown Champaign site for its future practices and bouts - but it will take about $20,000 and some construction work.  Last month, the roller derby team secured a 3-year lease for the former McKinley YMCA building on Church Street.


University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen
(University of Illinois)
January 16, 2016

Killeen: Continue Advocating For Universities During Impasse

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says he and other university leaders have to remain stoic over the next month or two as the state's budget stalemate continues.  Killeen says he's particularly concerned about operational and reputational damage to the university.


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