February 09, 2014

Illini Break Losing Streak With Win Over Penn State

Illinois’ men’s basketball team defeated Penn State 60 to 55 on Sunday at College Station, Pennsylvania, making victories over the Nittany Lions bookends for the Illini’s eight-game losing streak.


John Lewis (left) and Stuart Gaffney embrace outside San Francisco's City Hall shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California in June.
(Noah Berger/AP)
February 08, 2014

Holder Orders Equal Treatment For Married Same-Sex Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder has for the first time directed Justice Department employees to give same-sex married couples "full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent under the law," a move with far-ranging consequences for how such couples are treated in federal courtrooms and proceedings.


February 08, 2014

Illini Look To End 8-Game Skid At Penn State

The Illini men travel to State College, Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon, and play Penn State Sunday.  They’re just above Illinois in the standings, with one more conference victory.


Grain Operator Austin Clubb surveys corn inside the Homestead Grain Facility at Amana Farms near Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
(John Poole/NPR)
February 07, 2014

Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million In Grain Bin Deaths

An Illinois jury has returned a record verdict of nearly $17 million in the deaths of two teenagers and the traumatic entrapment of a third worker in a grain bin in 2010, NPR's Howard Berkes reports.


February 07, 2014

Senate Fails To Advance Unemployment Bill, Again

For a second time, the Senate has failed to advance a bill that would restore unemployment benefits for an estimated 1.7 million Americans, who have been out of work for the long term.


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