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Nnanna Egwu capped off his senior night with a slam dunk in Wednesday's 69-57 win over Nebraska.
(Rob McColley)
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Illini Top Nebraska on Senior Night, 69-57

The Illini close out the season Saturday at Purdue, and will compete in a week in the Big Ten Tournament with hopes of locking up a spot in the NCAA Tournament. 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, February 24th in Chicago.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Emanuel:  Rauner Budget Is ‘Wrong Approach’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget is the "wrong approach'' for Illinois, and he's in communication with top Democratic leaders about it.  

Scientists examine a bat.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Bat-Killing White-Nose Syndrome Spreads In Illinois

The white-nose syndrome gets its name from a fungus that grows on affected bats' noses. Scientists say infected bats often show odd behavior - like taking daytime flights - when they're supposed to be hibernating. It's suspected that depletes their fat reserves, and causes the bats to become emaciated, and eventually die.