South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
Cliff Owen / AP
November 23, 2016

Trump Chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley As U.N. Ambassador

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has been selected as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, according to Trump's transition team.

Sean Spicer, a senior transition official, tells NPR's Domenico Montanaro that Trump offered Haley the appointment and she accepted. The position requires Senate confirmation.


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.


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