Leron Black and Malcolm Hill
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March 14, 2017

Illini Men Run Past Crusaders 82-57

Interim Head Coach Jamall Walker picked up a victory in the Illini's NIT opener, 82-57 over Valparaiso at State Farm Center Tuesday night.  Malcolm Hill led the Illini with 25 points. Leron Black added a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds, as the Illini advance to the second round to face the winner of Boise State and Utah, who play later Tuesday evening.


Developer Dionis Rodriquez and project manager Bill Walsh pose with a suit of armor in the Urbana Landmark Hotel
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March 14, 2017

Developers Make Case For Renovating Urbana Landmark Hotel

The developer who wants to renovate downtown Urbana’s Urbana Landmark Hotel made a presentation before the Urbana City Council Monday night. Dionis Rodriguez and his development firm Crimson Rock Capital have big plans for the 94-year-old building that closed last year.  --- but only if the city is ready to provide some financial assistance.


Former Illini Women's Basketball head coach Matt Bollant addresses the media at the Ubben Basketball Complex.
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March 14, 2017

Illinois Fires Women’s Basketball Coach Bollant

Matt Bollant has been fired as head women's basketball coach at Illinois after five seasons, compliing a record of 61-94, and 22-62 in the Big Ten Conference. The news comes three days after John Groce was fired as men's head basketball coach.  "I am excited to embrace a future for Illinois Women's Basketball where we realize the program's full - and virtually unlimited - potential," said U of I Athletic Director Josh Whitman.


State Representative Carol Ammons of Urbana
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March 13, 2017

Ammons, Bennett Talk Budget At Town Hall Meeting

More than 100 people filled the Carpenters' Local 243 Hall in Champaign to get an update on the budget impasse, and ask questions of State Representative Carol Ammons (D-Urbana) and State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign).


Champaign Centennial High School
Champaign Unit 4 Schools
March 13, 2017

Investigation Into Centennial Student’s Death Continues

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning for 15-year-old Luke Miller, the Centennial High School student who died Saturday, after apparently being attacked by fellow students the day before.


John Groce takes questions from the media at Memorial Stadium Saturday.
Steve Morck/Illinois Public Media
March 11, 2017

Illinois Fires Head Basketball Coach Groce

John Groce has been fired as head coach of the Illini basketball team, effective immediately.  "Under his leadership, regrettably, we were not able to sustain the level of competitive excellence that we expect at the University of Illinois," said Athletic Director Josh Whitman.


House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, standing with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., right, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., left, speaks during a news conference on the American Health Care Act on Capit
Susan Walsh/AP
March 11, 2017

Congressional Healthcare Bill Response Tracker

The Republican health care bill under consideration in the House of Representatives would change health coverage for a lot of people. It would no longer require that Americans buy health insurance, for instance, and it would eliminate current subsidies, replacing them with a fixed refundable tax credit.


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