Chicago Cubs fans celebrate during a rally in Grant Park honoring the World Series baseball champions Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Chicago's Grant Park.
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November 04, 2016

Cubs Hold Parade, Rally In Front Of 5 Million Fans

The Chicago river was blue from dye and baseball fans in Chicago celebrated the Cubs win in the World Series with a parade. As is the case with every city celebration of a team's win, the streets were lined with fans and at the end players and team management address a large crowd. City officials estimate some 5 million people took part in the parade.


Photo: flickr/U.S. Department of Agriculture
November 04, 2016

Rep. Duckworth Talks Elections; Same-Day Voter Registration; Cielito Lindo Family

On the 21st: We talked with Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Plus, we answered voter registration questions with a Chicago lawyer and two Illinois county clerks. Also, we heard from the Cielito Lindo Family, who performs at the Folk and Roots Festival in Champaign-Urbana this weekend.

 


Charlie Harris and Cody Jensen of the Hobnob String Band
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November 02, 2016

Live From Studio F - Hobnob String Band

The 8th annual C-U Folk and Roots Festival starts Thursday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Illinois Urbana campus, and continues Friday and Saturday in downtown Urbana.  The Hobnob String Band and Hubby Jenkins are performing Thursday at Krannert.  Three members of the Hobnob String Band joined Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline for the latest edition of “Live from Studio F.” 


Photo: Becky McCray/flickr
November 02, 2016

Unopposed Races in Illinois; Coalition Seeks To Change Illinois Bail System; Cubs Force Game 7

On the 21st: The Cubs are one game away from ending a century-long World Series Championship drought. We talked about that, plus we learned why more than 60 percent of Illinois state house races are going uncontested this election year. We also spoke with members of an Illinois coalition seeking to change the state's bail system.


Illinois head coach Lovie Smith looks at the scoreboard during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Minnesota, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign
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October 29, 2016

Illini Drop Homecoming Game To Minnesota, 40-17

A pair of early Illinois turnovers and a short punt gave Minnesota the ball at the Illinois 49-, 20- and 9-yard lines, and the Gophers turned each into a touchdown on the way to a 40-17 win. The turnovers, Illinois coach Lovie Smith said, swung the game hard and early for Minnesota. "It's hard to win the football game when you start like that," Smith said. "Those turnovers put us in a hole."


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