Donovonn Young tries to avoid a tackle Octavius Brown during the fourth quarter Saturday.

(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

August 30, 2014 - News Local/State

Illini, Lunt Survive Youngstown Scare, 28-17

It took a while but new quarterback Wes Lunt delivered a come-from-behind 28-17 win Saturday for Illinois over Youngstown State in a season opener.

portion of the letter from AAUP to Chancellor Phyllis Wise

August 30, 2014 - News Local/State

AAUP Urges U Of I To Pay Salaita

A national association dedicated to protecting academic freedom expressed deep concern over the University of Illinois’ recent withdrawal of a job offer to Steven Salaita.

Photo of the cast of The Mikado

(Courtesy of The Hoogland Center for the Arts)

August 29, 2014 - News Local/State

Springfield Performs The Mikado - Is It Racist?

Putting on older theater productions can be a dilemma for those who want to preserve the art in its original form. Some production groups may decide to reinvent pieces that could be seen as problematic in modern times. An operetta currently being performed in Springfield by local actors has sparked controversy for what many consider to be racist qualities.

August 29, 2014 - News Local/State

Injunction Granted Ending Retiree Premium Hike

A Sangamon County judge issued a preliminary injunction barring Illinois from collecting higher health care insurance premiums from retired state employees.  

August 29, 2014 - News National/International

Comedian Joan Rivers Hospitalized

Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Former Illinois Football player Curtis Lovelace

(U of I Athletics)

August 28, 2014 - News Local/State

Former U Of I Football Player Indicted On Murder Charges

Former University of Illinois Football Captain Curtis T. Lovelace has been indicted by a grand jury on one charge of first degree murder in the death of his wife, Cory Lovelace, in 2006.

August 28, 2014 - News Local/State

Fracking Industry Officials Donating To Rauner

Oil producers, drilling companies and geologists frustrated with the slow process of implementing rules for fracking are putting their money behind Republican Bruce Rauner.

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