Nebraska's Glynn Watson Jr. (5) drives around Illinois' Te'Jon Lucas, left, and Michael Finke (43) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
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February 26, 2017

Three-Point Barrage Keys Illinois’ 73-57 Victory Over Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Malcolm Hill scored 19 points and Illinois went on a 3-point shooting spree in the second half in a 73-57 victory over Nebraska on Sunday.

Tracy Abrams added 13 points and Maverick Morgan had 12 for the Illini (17-12, 7-9), who won their third straight road game and for the fourth time in five games overall.


A.D. Carson
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February 25, 2017

Decatur Scholar Turns Rhymes Into Dope Dissertation

A.D. Carson grew up in Decatur, graduated from Millikin University, and earned a master's degree here at the University of Illinois Springfield. He’s now a Ph.D candidate at Clemson University, where recently he defended his dissertation -- a hip-hop project that’s gone viral.


Urbana mayoral candidate Evelyn Burnett Underwood.
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February 24, 2017

‘I Am Urbana’: Evelyn Burnett Underwood Running For Mayor

Evelyn Burnett Underwood has been attending Urbana City Council meetings for years. But now, she’d like to do so as the city’s mayor. Underwood is one of three candidates ---- along with Ald. Diane Marlin and incumbent Laurel Prussing --- seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor in Urbana.


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AFSCME
February 23, 2017

AFSCME Members Vote To Authorize Possible Strike

Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) — the biggest labor union representing Illinois state workers — have taken a big step toward a possible strike.
 
The state council of AFSMCE reported Thursday that union members voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike.


In this Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, fans watch an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions, at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Chicago Bears and the NFL Players Association are at odds over a worker compensation benefit bill in th
AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato
February 23, 2017

Workers Compensation For Athletes; Heart Disease and Women’s Health; Natural Hair Bias

On the 21st: Why is the NFL paying attention to laws in Springfield? We talked about why a proposal in the Statehouse has attracted the attention of the NFL Players Association, and heard from an Illinois lawmaker and the head of the Illinois Manufacturers Association about what they would like to see happen with worker’s comp laws. And, heart disease is the leading cause of death among most American women. But are women paying attention? Plus, we talked about the issue of “hair bias” when it comes to natural hair worn by black women.


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