Illini men's basketball player Malcolm Hill.

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February 29, 2016 - News Local/State

Nunn Scores 25, Illinois Beats Minnesota 84-71

Kendrick Nunn scored 25 points, as Illinois beat Minnesota 84-71 Sunday night. The Illini opened the second half on a 29-8 run for a 61-48 lead, and they never looked back.

The entrance of Western Illinois University

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February 26, 2016 - News Local/State

Western Illinois Announces Layoffs, $20 Million In Cuts

Western Illinois University says it will cut $20 million in spending over the next two fiscal years. The university says for the fiscal year beginning July, it will cut 100 positions.

Chicago State University logo.

Chicago State University

February 26, 2016 - News Local/State

Chicago State University Sends Layoff Notices To All 900 Employees

Illinois' ongoing state budget crisis has led Chicago State University to send out letters to its 900 employees telling them that they could be laid off. That includes the president of the university. 

Rep. Michael Zalewski talking about his legislation that would regulate fantasy sports contests.

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February 26, 2016 - News Local/State

Fantasy Sports Companies Support Regulation In Illinois

The Fantasy Sports Trade Association and its 300 members, which include ESPN and Yahoo, are backing legislation that would make daily fantasy games legal in Illinois.

Indiana player Troy Williams grabs a rebound in Thursday's game against Illinois.

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February 26, 2016 - News Local/State

Illini Fall To Indiana, 74-47

 Yogi Ferrell scored 27 points as No. 18 Indiana used a huge second half to rout Illinois 74-47 on Thursday night.

Parkland College campus

February 25, 2016 - News Local/State

Parkland College To Begin Layoffs As A Result of Budget Standoff

Parkland College President Tom Ramage says nine positions will be cut next week, once the community college completes a voluntary separation program that's yielded $1 million in savings. He sent a mass e-mail to staff Thursday.  The annoucement comes days after Parkland Trustees approved an 11-percent tuition hike.

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