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Illini freshman Mark Smith drives to the basket.
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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.

Spices from The Spice House in Chicago on Nov. 17, 2017.
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The 21st Show

Live From The Spice House: Expert Cooking Tips For Thanksgiving

On The 21st: Host Niala Boodhoo is live from The Spice House in Chicago with a panel of experts to help answer all your questions about cooking and serving Thanksgiving dinner. To brine or not to brine? What spices work best for desserts? Do you really need a free-range, organic turkey? 

Head shot of John Hanlon.
Illinois Innocence Project
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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
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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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University of Illinois
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UI Police Chief Christensen To Retire

The University of Illinois Police Chief is retiring at the end of the year, after more than three decades of serving the Urbana campus.