Illustration of piggy bank and dollar signs with the word retirement.
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November 20, 2017

Changes to Pension System Spells Uncertainty For Teachers

A recent report shows Illinois is facing a teacher shortage. But changes to teachers’ pensions — including cutbacks on the state’s share of contributions — spells uncertainty for anyone going into the profession.


Leron Black connects for two of his 17 points against Marshall in a 91-74 win for Illinois.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
November 20, 2017

Illini Men Cruise 91-74 Over Marshall

Kipper Nichols and Leron Black each scored 17 points and grabbed 11 and 9 rebounds, respectively, to lead the Illini men past Marshall by a score of 91-74 Sunday evening at State Farm Center.


Illinois quarterback Chayce Crouch drops back to pass against Ohio State during the first half of a 52-14 loss in Columbus.
Jay LaPrete/AP
November 18, 2017

No. 8 Ohio State Routs Illinois 52-14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 8 Ohio State can look ahead to Michigan and trying to find the narrow path back into the playoff hunt. Coach Urban Meyer this week had refused to talk about the future beyond Saturday's game against Illinois, which ended in a 52-14 blowout by the Buckeyes in sheets of driving rain at Ohio Stadium.


Senior Kennedy Cattenhead directs traffic for Illinois during a 74-62 win over Bradley.
University of Illinois
November 18, 2017

Illini Women Best Bradley 74-62

The Illini women's basketball team remained unbeaten at home with a 74-62 win over in-state rival Bradley. Sophomore Brandi Beasley led Illinois with 16 points and 7 assists.


Illini freshman Mark Smith drives to the basket.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
November 18, 2017

Illini Top Blue Demons 82-73 In Gavitt Games Finale

The Illini men beat DePaul 82-73 last night in Champaign. Freshman Mark Smith connected on 12-of-12 free throw attempts and finished with a game-high 21 points. Kipper NIchols added 16 points, and Aaron Jordan grabbed a game-high 9 rebounds for the Illini.


Head shot of John Hanlon.
Illinois Innocence Project
November 17, 2017

Illinois Innocence Project Wins Grant For DNA Testing

The Illinois Innocence Project, based at the University of Illinois Springfield, has won a $641,000 grant for DNA testing intended to help exonerate wrongfully convicted inmates. 


Rev. Jesse Jackson
Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images
November 17, 2017

Jesse Jackson Says He Has Parkinson’s Disease

The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has Parkinson's disease, saying that he first noticed symptoms "about three years ago."


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