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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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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

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Illinois Ranks Low In List Comparing Gun Laws, Gun Ownership And Gun Deaths By State

With Chicago’s hyperbolic reputation when it comes to gun violence, data like this can be perplexing. If this data is right though, Illinois ranks rather low when it comes to gun deaths when compared to other states.

06/25/2014

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Report: Illinois 3rd Best State For Teen Drivers

Illinois tied with New York for 1st in the U.S. in tough driving laws for teenagers, 9th best in safety, and 10th in economic environment – a measure of ticket fines and insurance rates.

06/18/2014

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

Emma: A Day With Illinois’ Coach Beckman

Through the good and bad, Tim Beckman cherishes each moment in dream position.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

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

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Joliet Catholic Product Ty Isaac Is Transferring To Michigan

After leaving USC, it came down to Michigan and Illinois for Isaac.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

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

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Illinois Legislature OKs ‘Incomplete’ 2015 Budget

The Illinois Legislature sent a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn Friday that majority Democrats acknowledge puts off tough decisions about whether to slash spending or find new sources of revenue — including possibly making Illinois’ temporary tax increase permanent — until after the November election.

05/30/2014

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Darius Paul Leaves Illinois, Signs With JUCO Lamar State

Darius Paul had previously been suspended from the Illini after a run-in with police.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Meghana Kamineni of Lockport, participates during round two of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 28, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

5 Illinois Students Reach National Spelling Bee Semifinals

The competition began Wednesday with more than 280 students from around the country, but only 46 spellers advanced to the semifinals using scores from onstage words and a computerized spelling-vocabulary test.

05/29/2014

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Is A College Diploma Worth It? You Are Less Likely To Be Fat

Is a college diploma worth all that money? It is if you want to reduce your risk of becoming obese.

05/27/2014

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Graphic: How People REALLY View Illinois

How do people actually view the Land of Lincoln?

05/21/2014

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

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Reports: Drugs Played A Part In Darius Paul’s Suspension

Paul was reportedly looking to acquire DMT and had already failed two drug tests.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

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Reports: Illinois’ Darius Paul Suspended For All Of ’14-’15 Season

Paul had previously been arrested on charges of underage drinking and resisting an officer.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2014

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