Running Pro Amby Burfoot

Courtesy of Amby Burfoot

Longer Listen - April 24, 2015

Running Pro and Boston Marathon Champion Amby Burfoot Takes On The Illinois Half

Amby Burfoot won the 1968 Boston Marathon. Since then he’s gone on to change the face of running though his stint as Editor-In-Chief of Runner’s World. Burfoot was in town for the Illinois Marathon Expo. He talked with us after his presentation at the expo. He’ll be running the half marathon tomorrow.

a radar image of Illinois weather.

Image from NWS.gov

News Local/State - April 24, 2015

Illinois Marathon Organizers Predict Race Will Go On

Organizers of the Illinois Marathon say they're optimistic Saturday's race will go on despite a forecast of rain and thunderstorms. Scott Friedlein is the Emergency Services Coordinator for the race. He says, "We run this race rain or shine. The only thing that would stop this event from occurring is dangerous weather which would be lightning or tornadic activity in the area."

Daniel Gorog, a man with autism stands next to his father, Dan Gorog, who address a Senate committee Tuesday.

(Amanda Vinicky/WUIS)

News Local/State - April 22, 2015

Coins Under The Couch Cushions And False Hope

The Illinois Senate Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to sweep reserves from special state funds.  The plan is to reverse $26-million in budget cuts to state grants for programs like a tobacco quitline, and one benefitting children with autism.

Scoreboard at Illinois Field after last Friday's 5-1 win over Indiana.

(Fighting Illini.com)

News Local/State - April 22, 2015

14 Straight Wins for Illini Baseball Team

The win streak has allowed Illinois to crack the top ten in the rankings for the first time ever, including a No. 8 rankings from a USA Today Coaches poll. UI also is ranked No. 9 by D1Baseball.com, Perfect Game and Baseball America.

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