News Local/State - December 22, 2014

Blagojevich Brother: I Was Fed’s `Pawn’ To Get Then-Governor

The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his sibling on charges that he attempted to sell President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

Singer Joe Cocker has died at age 70.

(Ron Wolfson/Landov)

News National/International - December 22, 2014

Singer Joe Cocker Dies At Age 70

Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer famous for hit songs such as "Feelin' Alright" and "Up Where We Belong," has died at age 70, his management agency tells NPR.

(Damian Dovarganes/AP)

News National/International - December 20, 2014

North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat.

North Korea, which denies that it had anything to do with a hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, now wants to help the U.S. root out the real culprit.

Members of the Illinois Fighting Illini celebrate following Saturday's win

News Local/State - December 20, 2014

Illini Take Braggin’ Rights Game 62-59

Rayvonte Rice hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the last of his 19 points, giving Illinois a 62-59 victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin' Rights game on Saturday.

photo of Henry Ando playing the clarinet

credit: Henry Ando

News Local/State - December 20, 2014

Music’s Effects On Learning

Music may not make you smarter, but many researchers say learning to play an instrument can help with other abilities. 

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