Vashoune Russell/for Illinois Public Media
December 14, 2017

Illini Blast Longwood 92-45

The Illini men's basketball team easily handled the Longwood Lancers last night in Champaign. The final score was 92-45.

Numbered balls waiting to go into the election lottery box.
Jaclyn Driscoll/NPR Illinois
December 14, 2017

Pritzker To Be First On Primary Ballot

Even though the primary election is over three months away, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful J.B. Pritzker has already notched a win. Pritzker was selected to be first on the primary ballot among the seven candidates running. 

A 3-D graphical representation of a single norovirus virion.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
December 13, 2017

Norovirus Outbreak Closes Head Start Center In Rantoul

An outbreak of norovirus closed the Rantoul Head Start Center Wednesday, and the facility will stay closed for the rest of the week. That’s according to the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, which operates Head Start programs in the county.

Photo courtesy of Natasha Spencer
December 13, 2017

Testing for Krabbe Disease; The Juvenile Justice System; Rockford Brothers’ ‘Letters from War’

On The 21st: Is Illinois meeting its goal in terms of testing newborns for the devastating neurological condition known as Krabbe disease? Plus, we learn why critics say a southern Illinois juvenile justice facility has become “a pipeline to prison,” and we hear about a Rockford family’s recently uncovered WWII story. 

Entrance to the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy.
Andrew Gill/WBEZ
December 13, 2017

Surviving War, But Not The Veterans’ Home

Since July 2015, 13 residents of a veterans’ home in west central Illinois have died from Legionnaires’ disease. Eleven families are suing the state for negligence.

Democratic candidate for Senate Doug Jones and his wife, Louise, wave to supporters before he gave his victory speech in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday.
John Bazemore/AP
December 13, 2017

An Upset In Trump Country: Democrat Doug Jones Bests Roy Moore In Alabama

Democrat Doug Jones has won the Alabama Senate special election, a victory that was a stunning upset in a deeply red state that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump. The president, who had backed Republican Roy Moore despite multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and assault, congratulated Jones on Twitter.

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