Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
June 09, 2015

Former House Speaker Hastert Pleads Not Guilty

During his first court appearance since he was indicted last month, Hastert's defense attorney entered the pleas on Hastert's behalf. He also waived the reading of the indictment.


Illini catcher Mark Skonieczny congratulates Tyler Jay after exiting the game in Monday's 4-2 loss to Vanderbilt.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
June 09, 2015

Illini Fall Short In Drive For Omaha; Pitcher Jay Taken 6th In Draft

The Illinois baseball season ended Monday after falling to 4-2 to Vanderbilt in the NCAA Super Regional at Illinois Field.  It was a day of mixed emotions for losing pitcher Tyler Jay, who later learned he'd been drafted by the Minnesota Twins. 


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. 


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