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Ayo Dosunmu maneuvers between a pair of Golden Gophers during Illinois' 95-68 win, Wednesday in Champaign.

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Youth Movement Propels Illini Men To First Big Ten Win

The Illini men's basketball team hadn't won a game in over a month. Wednesday night in Champaign, they got their first Big Ten victory of the season, and it was a blowout.

food pantry

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If Shutdown Drags On, Programs Serving The Hungry In Illinois Could Be At Risk

People who rely on SNAP benefits to pay for food will continue to receive that assistance through at least February, even if the partial federal government shutdown continues. But because of the shutdown, next month’s payment will come a couple weeks earlier than usual—on January 20th.