Former Illinois soccer player Casey Conine on the field
courtesy FightingIllini.com
June 08, 2015

Former Soccer Player Sues U Of I Over Concussions

A former University of Illinois soccer player has joined a growing list of the school's athletes who have complained about improper medical treatment and playing conditions. Casey Conine filed a lawsuit Monday in Champaign County Circuit Court claiming she was cleared to play in October 2014 after suffering a third concussion in two years at Illinois.


Rick Winkel
(University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs)
June 08, 2015

Former GOP Legislator: Game Of Chicken On Budget Would Be ‘Grotesquely Irresponsible’

Rick Winkel witnessed Illinois budget battles up close during his time in the Illinois House and Senate. As legislators return to Springfield, the Republican says, “If we go past June 30th into the next fiscal year without a budget, then it becomes a game of chicken, which is completely, grotesquely irresponsible on both sides."


Illini players root on their teammates in Saturday night's loss to Vanderbilt at Illinois Field.  Inclement weather forced Sunday's game to be postponed.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
June 07, 2015

Illini Baseball Postponed To Monday

Illinois, down 0-1 to Vanderbilt in their NCAA Super Regional, will try again on Monday at 3 p.m.  After waiting about an hour, Sunday's game was called with the threat of heavy storms in Central Illinois.


Vanderbilt fans cheer on right fielder Jeren Kendall, whose 2-run homer gave the team an 11-0 lead Saturday night at Illinois Field.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
June 07, 2015

Vanderbilt Dominates Illini, 13-0

The rare home loss by the Illini in Saturday's NCAA Super Regional has them on the brink of elimination Sunday night.  Illinois made 3 errors, and starting pitcher Kevin Duchene was lifted after 4 innings.  Sunday's game has been moved from 8 to 5 p.m. due to the weather, and Tyler Jay has been announced as the starting pitcher.


An image of Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Park from the Smithsonian Channel's 'Aerial America.'
Courtesy Smithsonian Channel
June 06, 2015

‘Aerial America’ Spotlights Illinois

The Smithsonian Channel series Aerial America has profiled all fifty United States, entirely from the air. Illinois will be the last state featured when its episode premieres on the Smithsonian Channel this Sunday night. 


A view of one of the control consoles at the training center of Exelon’s Clinton nuclear power station in DeWitt County. Exelon officials say their training center includes a mockup of the nuclear plant’s master control center that duplic
(Photo: Jim Meadows)
June 05, 2015

Legislative Nuclear Power Deal Still In The Dark

Exelon still has hopes for the legislation, once lawmakers are done dealing with the state budget. And whether or not it passes could have in impact on the price of electricity in Illinois, and the fate of its three nuclear plants in Clinton, Byron and Quad Cities, which are losing money.


Millennium Falcon spread from Ultimate Star Wars
Courtesy of DK
June 05, 2015

New Star Wars Book Sets The Stage For Episode VII

Star Wars fans are waiting anxiously to see what Disney does with Star Wars when Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th. Adam Bray is excited. He’s one of the authors of a forthcoming Star Wars guide: Ultimate Star Wars that sets the stage for Episode VII.


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