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.


Cardinal Blase Cupich, Diana Rauner and Gov. Bruce Rauner at the Vatican in Rome.
Gov. Bruce Rauner Facebook Page
November 21, 2016

Gov. Rauner’s Roman Holiday

At least one Republican lawmaker complained that last week’s veto session ended after only two days. But GOP Governor Bruce Rauner wasn’t around for more budget meetings anyway. Instead, he was in Rome, along with his wife Diana and daughter Katherine. And Rauner wasn’t the only Illinois politician in Italy. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and State Senate President John Cullerton, a Democrat, were there too, all to witness Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich become a cardinal.


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.


Senator Dick Durban
November 19, 2016

Sen. Durbin Supports Campus Efforts To Protect Students From Deportation

With ongoing efforts at the University of Illinois and other colleges to declare themselves sanctuary campuses, US Senator Dick Durbin says he supports efforts to protect students who may have entered the country illegally or overstayed their visa – as long as they haven't committed a crime.


Security fences surround the Logan Correctional Center Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Lincoln, Ill
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
November 18, 2016

Study: Illinois Women’s Prison Treats Inmates Too Harshly

A study finds that women prison inmates in Illinois are treated more harshly than men and spend more time behind bars than necessary. The federally funded review of the overcrowded Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln found inmates are called "crazy" and "worthless" by staff members. Meanwhile, the head of the Illinois Department of Corrections is adding training on effective communication with women inmates and dealing with those who are mentally ill.


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