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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

Illinois coach 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

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

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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

Ty Isaac. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

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

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