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Wes Lunt, while at Oklahoma State. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Past QBs Show Lunt Could Be An Illini Savior

How many wins could quarterback Wes Lunt be worth? History has a hint.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Fall, But Groce’s Arrow Is Still Pointing Up

Illinois has a lot to prove next year after a strong finish to this season.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Tracy Abrams. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Win, The Bubble Now Beckons For Illini

A new-look starting five has paid dividends for Illinois, which is in dire need of at least one more win.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Who’s Been Naughty And Nice In Chicago Sports This Year?

Ho, ho, ho! Baffoe Claus here. I’m way better than Ditka Claus because I don’t smell like cigars, I haven’t been compromised by endorsement commitments (yet), and children are genuinely happy when I show up to their homes bearing gifts (pizza is the greatest gift of all; wine for children, not so much).

670 The Score–12/24/2013

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Who Do You Love – Week 1 Results

The McNeil and Spiegel Show’s Showpot had a tough go over the weekend.

09/09/2013

A statue of Red Grange outside of Memorial Stadium. (Credit: Dave Wischnowsky, CBS)

Wisch: The ‘Galloping Ghost’ Returns To Illinois – For One Night Only

The Ghost hasn’t galloped in Champaign since 1925. But come August, Red Grange will be back. In spirit, at least.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2013

Illini logo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Purdue’s Late Charge Beats No. 11 Illinois 68-61

Purdue figured out how to slow the pace — and still score a little, too, Wednesday night.

01/02/2013

John Groce. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Groce Hired As Illini Basketball Coach

John Groce has been hired as the new men’s basketball coach for Illinois.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Brad Stevens

Stevens Says No To Illinois

Butler’s Brad Stevens will not be taking over as Illini basketball coach.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

Bruce Weber

Bernstein: Illinois Basketball Must Decide What It Is

If this pathetic, blubbering mess of failure and self-flagellation is to be somehow disinfected, it will take some real soul-searching before a reconstruction plan can be created.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak: Freight Trains Delay 99 Percent Of Chicago-To-New Orleans Runs

Amtrak has filed an official complaint against Canadian National railway for regular delays on the route from Chicago to New Orleans.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

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

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak’s Chicago-Memphis-New Orleans Service Resumes

Amtrak’s City of New Orleans train resumes service over its full route Saturday, following nearly a month of service disruptions due to flooding north of Memphis, Tenn.

05/21/2011

Jereme Richmond

Illinois’ Richmond Declares For NBA Draft

University of Illinois freshman Jereme Richmond has declared for the 2011 NBA Draft, according to the school’s website. The Waukegan native is working out in Chicago and will weigh his options before signing an agent.

04/05/2011

Bruce Weber

Report: Oklahoma Wants Weber For Coach

A published report says Illini basketball coach Bruce Weber may be looking to leave for Oklahoma.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Jereme Richmond

Bernstein: Is Jereme Richmond Done At Illinois?

This is the risk you run when you recruit eighth-graders.

670 The Score–03/21/2011

Mike Davis

Illini Roll Past UNLV, Take On Kansas In Next Round

Mike Davis tied his season high with 22 points, Demetri McCamey added 17 points and seven assists and Illinois dominated UNLV 73-62.

03/18/2011

Mikel Leshoure

Leshoure Ready For Illini Pro Day

Mikel Leshoure worked nonstop to prepare for the NFL Combine, and that hard work payed off. Now Leshoure is a day away from his pro day, and another chance to impress the NFL scouts and coaches.

670 The Score–03/15/2011

Mike Davis

Wisch: Illini Redemption, Thy Name is Kruger (And Self)

It’s filled with potential potholes and a bunch of hazard cones (orange ones, of course), and the only exit ramp off it leads straight back to Champaign.

03/14/2011

Bruce Weber

Last Chance For Fighting Illini

When the Fighting Illini seniors look back on their four years of college basketball, some of their fondest memories will be of their hoarse-throated coach Bruce Weber and his temper.

03/04/2011

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