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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.

08/30/2014

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, left, and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: How The Big Ten Will Be Won

Stability is such a key in the Big Ten, and Ohio State and Michigan State have it.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

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

Illini wing Kendrick Nunn. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Thoughts On The Illini Basketball Schedule

Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Wes Lunt. ( Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Wes Lunt Named Starting QB For Illinois

Lunt impressed during a freshman season at Oklahoma State before he was injured.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

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First Human West Nile Virus Case Reported In Illinois

The Chicago Department of Public Health reported that a woman in her 70s contracted the virus in July.

08/18/2014

Where We Move

Migration Study Shows Illinois Residents Bolt State For Warm Climates

Most people who live in Illinois were born here, but a New York Times analysis shows that the lure of warmer climates is more popular among residents here than in other states.

08/15/2014

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Not Yet Naming QB, Beckman Making A Smart Call

Wes Lunt will emerge as Illinois’ starting quarterback, but Tim Beckman is being patient.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

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New Vaccine Requirements For Illinois Students

Illinois requires students enrolling in school to be up-to-date on immunizations. Students enrolling in kindergarten for the first time in an Illinois school must have an eye exam by a licensed optometrist or a medical doctor.

08/08/2014

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

Wisch: To Redeem Image, Groce Needs To Seal Deal

John Groce is casting perhaps the widest net in Illini recruiting history.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

Michigan Wolverines. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

View: Map Of Most Hated College Football Teams By State

The state of Illinois has a beef with the Michigan Wolverines.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Big Ten Football Storylines

Can the Big Ten finally produce a national champion again? Ohio State has the talent.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Josh Brent. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ex-Illini Brent Out Of Rehab, Awaits NFL Future

Josh Brent has served his punishment for intoxicated manslaughter.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Maryland coach Randy Edsall. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: NCAA Change Can’t Come Soon Enough

Maryland coach Randy Edsall sounded off at media days, saying there needs to be “big changes.”

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

Illinois running back Josh Ferguson, left. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Emma: For Illinois, It’s ‘Win Or Die’

Illini football coach Tim Beckman understands the pressure he’s facing this season.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2014

John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Illinois Trustees Give Groce Extension, Boost Arena Renovation Budget

John Groce is now under contract through the 2018-’19 season.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini (Coaching) Standards Out Of Whack

Don’t blame Illinois’ admission standards for a lack of football talent — the onus is on the coaches.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

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Former Illinois O-Lineman Afryl Passes Away

Shawn Afryl, 22, suffered cardiac arrest while practicing.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Times Announced For First Two Illinois Football Games

Get ready for early starts with a pair of 11 a.m. kickoffs to open the season.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2014

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

Wisch: LeBron’s Return Hits Home For Illini Nation

Illini fans can only hope that the next great prep star will stay home in college.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

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