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Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: NIU Primed To Break Through In A B1G Way

Since 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Dick Butkus. (Skip Bolen/Getty Images Fox Cable Network)

Wisch: It’s Time The Illini Erect Statues Honoring Butkus, Halas

It’s time to honor the past and further connect Chicago to Champaign.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

State Farm Center. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Bring The IHSA Basketball Tourney Back Home

Bidding’s open, and there’s an aura about holding it at the state’s flagship university.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Must Remember Roots While Branching Out East

If you add schools out East, you need to embrace the region. And the Big Ten has already.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Aaron Bailey. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Football To Play Home-And-Home Series With UConn in 2019-’20

The Illini now have notable nonconference foes scheduled out through 2024.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

Southern Illinois University Salukis logo

SIU Basketball Team Stranded On Bus On I-57

About 6:30 p.m., the team was headed back to Carbondale after finishing their game against the Illinois State University Redbirds in Normal, when the driver of the team bus pulled over on Interstate 57 due to poor visibility

01/06/2014

Nicholas Hurley and Cleo Younce. (Credit: Champaign Police

AMBER Alert Canceled For Missing Teen From Champaign

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a missing teenage girl from Champaign.

09/06/2013

Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Il. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Champaign The ‘Worst Town’ In The Big Ten? I Say No

I was offended on Thursday.

670 The Score–08/23/2013

Lil Reese

Rapper Lil Reese Arrested On Downstate Warrant For Videotaped 2012 Beating

Champaign police identified Chicago rapper and Chief Keef pal Lil Reese as the alleged attacker in the 2012 videotaped beating of a Downstate woman, leading to his arrest Sunday in Chicago.

04/29/2013

Film Critic Roger Ebert receives a special award of recognition at the American Society of Cinematographers 17th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on February 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ebertfest Will Go On Without Its Namesake

The show will go on. Next Wednesday, the 17th annual Ebertfest begins in Champaign at the Virginia Theatre, home to the film festival for 15 years.

WBBM Newsradio–04/09/2013

Illinois Athletes Advance Or Fall Short At London Olympics

Evan Jager earned a spot in the Men’s Steeplechase Finals after finishing second in the Track & Field qualifying heat on Friday.

08/04/2012

Tyler McGill of the United States looks for his time after finishing second in the Men's 100m Butterfly heat 4 on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/ Getty Images)

Illinois Swimmer Experiences Agony Of Defeat At Olympics

Tyler McGill of Champaign finished 7th in final of the Men’s 100 Meter Butterfly on Friday, a showing that brought an abrupt end to his first Summer Games.

08/04/2012

Police collected more than 5,500 guns during a turn-in program across Chicago on Saturday. (CBS)

Gun Rights Group Participates In Chicago Gun Turn-In, Uses Money For Shooting Camp

A downstate gun rights group turned dozens of firearms for the city’s gun turn-in program last month, and used the $6,000 in proceeds to send a group of young shooters to a camp hosted by the National Rifle Association.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Chicago Skyline. (credit: Thinkstock.com)

Wisch: Can Illinois ‘Conquer’ Chicago? Mike Thomas Is Going To Try

Last August, Mike Thomas managed to throw down a gauntlet in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

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Man Charged With Stabbing U Of I Faculty Member In Hate Crime

A 23-year-old downstate man appears before a judge in Champaign for a bond hearing Thursday, one day after he allegedly stabbed a University of Illinois College of Law faculty member in the neck.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Ron Zook (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Routs South Dakota State, 56-3

Freshman running back Donovonn Young introduced himself to Illinois fans with a pair of touchdowns and Nathan Scheelhaase ran for two more on Saturday in a 56-3 blowout over South Dakota State.

09/10/2011

Rantoul Plane Crash

U Of C Student, Parents Killed In Downstate Plane Crash

A University of Chicago undergrad and her parents were killed over the weekend when a single-engine plane went down in downstate Rantoul.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

High-Speed Train Model

Train Would Go From Chicago To Champaign In Under An Hour

A 220 mph line to Champaign-Urbana is the latest proposal for high-speed rail in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

(Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

328 Violations During Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

The South Side Irish Parade might be a thing of the past, but an unofficial St. Patrick’s Day tradition is still going strong at the University of Illinois.

03/06/2011

Bruce Weber

Wisch: The Truth About Illinois Basketball

Frustrated Illini basketball fans don’t want to hear it. Frantic Bruce Weber critics don’t want to hear it. And, heck, to be honest, I don’t really want to hear it, either.

03/02/2011

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