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Former Illinois O-Lineman Afryl Passes Away

Shawn Afryl, 22, suffered cardiac arrest while practicing.

CBS Chicago–9 hours ago

Illinois coach John Groce. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: A Proposal For The ‘Barnstorming Illini’ In 2015

Illinois has to play five home games outside Champaign next season, but that’s not such a bad thing.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

North Carolina's Rashad McCants in 2003. (Craig Jones/Getty Images)

Wisch: I’m Now A Rashad McCants Fan

Former North Carolina star McCants says he took fake classes to stay eligible in college.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Will Play Villanova in Jimmy V Classic

The game is set for Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2014

John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce’s Leadership A Bright Spot in Dark Illini Saga

John Groce suspended Darius Paul for an entire season, which was a proper move.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2014

Illinois will need big production out of running back Josh Ferguson, left. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Taking A Quick Run Through Big Ten Football

Wisconsin has a most favorable 2014 conference schedule.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

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

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