Illini outfielder Nicole Evans makes a diving catch
University of Illinois
May 22, 2017

Kentucky Eliminates Illini Softball From NCAA Regional

The Wildcats never trailed in Sunday's contest, grabbing a 3-0 first inning lead. Kentucky advances to an NCAA Super Regional, while the Illini finish the season at 39-20, the fourth most wins in program history.


A view of Green Street near Wright Street in Urbana.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
May 21, 2017

Latest Phase of MCORE Construction Closes Green Street At Illini Union

A portion of Green Street in Champaign was closed to traffic a few weeks ago, as part of work on the MCORE (Multimodal Corridor Enhancement) project, which aims to improve traffic flow through Champaign-Urbana’s Campustown area and University District. But there may be greater disruption, when another section of Green Street is closed down for MCORE-related work, starting on Monday, May 22.


Illini pitcher Breanna Wonderly reacts to a strikeout against Marshall.
University of Illinois
May 20, 2017

Illini Softball Advances To Regional Final

The Illini softball split a pair of games on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Regional Final in Lexington, Kentucky.  They will face the host Kentucky Wildcats at 11:00am on Sunday.


President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, smiles at Saudi King Salman, upon his arrival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Evan Vucci/AP
May 20, 2017

Trump Arrives In Saudi Arabia To A Warm Welcome, Despite Troubles At Home

President Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday carrying baggage — namely, a swirl of controversy stemming from his firing of FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing Russia investigations. But his hosts in Riyadh aren't likely to be bothered by it all.


The Sangamon River at Allerton Park.
Flick/Vince Smith/ (CC BY 2.0)
May 19, 2017

Prairie Rivers Network Ready To Mark 50 Years, Sees Its Role As Important As Ever

On Sunday (May 21), the Champaign-based Prairie Rivers Network will mark its 50th anniversary, with an afternoon of events at Allerton Park, near Monticello.

Spokesman Jeff Kohmstedt said the Champaign-based environmental group believes its work is increasingly important, as President Donald Trump’s administration promises to cut back Environmental Protection Agency oversight.


L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois
May 19, 2017

Mass Transit Use Correlates With Obesity Rates

Riding the bus could help you lose weight, or at least that's what some of the data shows. University of Illinois professor of computer science Sheldon Jacobson pulled publicly available county health and transportation records to see if there was a correlation between mass transit use and obesity.


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Illinois High School Association
May 19, 2017

IHSA Wins Illinois Supreme Court FOIA Case

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Illinois High School Association, which organizes sports tournaments between high schools, does not have to release internal records. The Better Government Association brought the suit.


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