Flu Season At Epidemic Level; High Levels In Illinois, Indiana, And Wisconsin

The CDC says 22 states are seeing high levels of illness — including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin — up from 13 states a week earlier.


Illinois guard Jaylon Tate. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Illinois Beats Kennesaw State 93-45

Illinois coach John Groce is confident his team is ready for Big Ten conference play after crushing nonconference foe Kennesaw State 93-45 on Saturday.


Illinois guard Jaylon Tate. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rice’s 3-Pointer Gives Illinois 62-59 Win Over Missouri

Rayvonte Rice hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the last of his 19 points, giving Illinois a 62-59 victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin’ Rights game on Saturday.


Illinois guard Jaylon Tate. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Nunn Leads Illinois To Easy Win Over Hampton, 73-55

Kendrick Nunn scored a season-high 16 points as Illinois cruised.

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Illinois guard Jaylon Tate. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Oregon Beats Illinois 77-70

Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman believes freshman forward Dillon Brooks has both talent and instincts.

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Rayvonte Rice #24 of the Illinois Fighting Illini drives against Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats during their game at the Jimmy V Classic in Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ennis Leads No. 7 Villanova Over Illinois 73-59

Dylan Ennis scored 18 points to lead No. 7 Villanova past Illinois.

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Illinois receiver Mike Dudek. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Wisch: A To-Do List For Tim Beckman, Mike Thomas

Receiver Mike Dudek needs to be promoted as the face of the program.

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Memorial Stadium. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois To Play La Tech In Heart Of Dallas Bowl

The Fighting Illini will take on Louisiana Tech in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

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No. 24 Illinois Tops American 70-55

Malcolm Hill scored 13 points as Illinois defeated American 70-55 on Saturday.


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Miami Gives Illinois Its 1st loss, 70-61

Freshman Deandre Burnett scored a season-high 19 points and No. 15 Miami won a matchup of unbeaten teams Tuesday night.

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Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Mediocrity Reigns At Illinois

Tim Beckman being retained sends a message.

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Emma: Beckman Staying At Illinois

Illinois will retain football coach Tim Beckman, a team source confirmed.

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osh Ferguson #6 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs past Kyle Queiro #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half on November 29, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Illinois Becomes Bowl Eligible With 47-33 Win Over Northwestern

Reilly O’Toole passed for 147 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 147 yards, Josh Ferguson had a pair of rushing scores and Illinois took advantage of five Northwestern turnovers for a 47-33 victory over its in-state and Big Ten rival on Saturday.


Rayvonte Rice #24 of the Illinois Fighting Illini is fouled as he drives to the basket by Khristian Smith #1 of the Indiana State Sycamores during the 2014 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena on November 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Illinois Beats Indiana State, 88-62

Rayvonte Rice scored 21 points as the Illini improved to 5-0.

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Illinois Tops Brown, 89-68

Aaron Cosby scored a team-high 18 points for the Illini.

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Hill Scores 16, Leads Illinois Past Austin Peay

For a team that was 11th in the Big Ten last season in scoring, Illinois’ offense has been nearly unstoppable to start the season.

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A box that contained a love letter that  Kimberley Pierman says was written by her husband. The box was lost following the tornado in Washington. (Credit:  Found items from the Washington Illinois and Diamond Illinois Tornadoes Facebook.)

One Year Later, Chicago-Area Woman Continues Work To Reunite People With Items Lost In Washington Tornado

It was a year ago tomorrow when a tornado devastated the town of Washington, Illinois and a woman who’d never heard of the town before the tornado has devoted this year to helping reunite people with their lost possessions.


Mark Weisman #45 of the Iowa Hawkeyes runs the ball and is pushed out of bounds by Zane Petty #21 of the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Iowa Batters Illinois With Run Game, 30-14

Running back Mark Weisman ran for 134 yards and Iowa battered Illinois with 587 yards of offense Saturday in a 30-14 win.


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Illinois Scrapes By Georgia Southern, 80-71

After opening up an early 11-point edge, the Illini (1-0) never led by double-figures again until the game’s final minute.

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The Video Game Industry: Good For The Economy, Bad For Women?

A new study from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) highlights the impact the video game industry has on state economies — and it’s mostly good news. Sadly, the gaming industry continues to flail in one critical area: women.