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Illini teammates wait to congratulate David Kerian after his 2nd inning homer in Friday's 10-3 win over Ohio.
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Illini Dominate Ohio In Regional, 10-3

The Illini rallied for 5 runs in the second inning against the Bobcats, and never looked back.  The victory in the Illini's first-ever home NCAA regional sets up a game 4 matchup with Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Saturday. 

In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo, Illinois lawmakers listen to Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan in Springfield.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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Rauner: No Special Session If Deadline For Budget Missed

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he won't call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.  He told reporters Friday that if he can't reach a deal with majority Democrats in the General Assembly by the end of the spring session that he will ask that "good-faith'' negotiations continue.

A March 5. 2008 file photo shows former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert visiting the Illinois House of Representatives floor at the state Capitol in Springfield,
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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Former US House Speaker Hastert Indicted

An indictment against Dennis Hastert says federal authorities began investigating his bank withdrawals in 2013.  It says he agreed to pay $3.5 million to an unidentified person to hide "prior misconduct'' against that person. 

Classic Mornings

Happily Whatever After

It’s not exactly a happy ending. It’s more like a happy “thus far.” 

Former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau encourages his players during the second half of Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 4, 2015, in Cleveland.
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Bulls Fire Coach Tom Thibodeau

Management says the change was made because there was not good communication between the coach and the front office.