U of I Chancellor Robert Jones and the Illini 4000 bicycling team.

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June 05, 2018

Illini 4000 Riders Stop At U Of I Campus During Cross-Country Trip

The Illini 4000 are 20 bicyclists who are spending the summer cycling from coast to coast, to raise money for cancer research and support groups. Some University of Illinois administrators joined the group of mostly U of I students Tuesday morning in Rockville in western Indiana, for their ride to Champaign-Urbana Illinois and the U of I’s flagship campus there.


Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson fighting for the heavyweight title in 1908.

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May 26, 2018

Jack Johnson’s Niece Visits Grave After Posthumous Pardon

 The day after boxing great Jack Johnson was pardoned by President Donald Trump, his great-great niece went to his gravesite to mark the end of a decades-long effort to clear his name.


Sarah Powers-Barnhard (left) and Julie Romias (center) testify at the Senate hearing.

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May 23, 2018

Illinois Senate Tackles Sexual Assault In Youth Sports

More than 260 girls and young women came forward to tell their stories of sexual assault by former USA Olympic doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently serving multiple prison sentences for the abuse. The trial resulted in more than a prison sentence and settlement money for victims. It shined a light on the mishandling of sexual assault reports by young athletes. And last week, Illinois took center stage in this national issue.


Wilson Chemweno (left) and Tesfaalem Mehari enter Memorial Stadium for the finish of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. The two would tie for first with a time of 2:21:03.

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April 30, 2018

Illinois Marathon Men’s Race Ends In Tie

The co-winners, Tesfaalem Mehari of Colorado Springs and Wilson Chemweno of Kenya, both finished with a time of 2:21:03, just five seconds faster than third place finisher William Fladland of Anoka, Minnesota.


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