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Illinois quarterback MJ Rivers passes the ball.

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Sanders, McSorley Lead No. 10 Penn State Over Illinois 63-24

No. 10 Penn State beat Illinois 63-24 Friday night, by scoring 35 points in the fourth quarter, after getting all they could handle from an Illini team showing signs of a turnaround in coach Lovie Smith's third season.

University of Illinois Seal at the McFarland Memorial Bell.

University of Illinois

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Donations To U Of I & Foundation Set New Record

Donations to the University of Illinois and the U of I Foundation came close to half-a-billion dollars during the fiscal year that ended June 30th.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 6, 2018.

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Illinois Relatives Defend Ford’s Integrity After Kavanaugh Accusation

The family of Christine Blasey Ford—including relatives from Bloomington-Normal—are defending her integrity and honesty in a new letter released ahead of her possible testimony about allegations she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Nakia Hall is a member of the Crete-Monee school board.

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Panel Poised To Tweak School Funding Formula

Illinois’ new school funding formula — approved last year — could already be facing revisions. That's because lawmakers had such a tough time agreeing on this new formula, they tried to ensure they'd never have to fight so hard again. So they built in a Professional Review Panel, and empowered the group to recommend recalibrations as needed.

The four candidates for Illinois governor.

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Illinois Governor Hopefuls Clash On Taxes, ‘Lies’ At Debate

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday accused rival J.B. Pritzker of plotting a massive income tax hike on the people of Illinois, a claim the Democrat dismissed as another lie from a governor who's "been lying for three-and-a-half years."

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The 21st Show

Stories of Survival at the IL Holocaust Museum; Higher Ed Enrollment; Illinois Population Shrinking

On the 21st: We pay a visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and a new exhibit called "Stories of Survival.” Plus, we talk about public universities that were hit hard by the budget crisis that lasted more than two years. Are they finally bouncing back when it comes to student enrollment? But first, we revisit a conversation about what's behind the slow but steady population decline in Illinois.