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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

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Seeing Red In Illini’s First Big Ten Trip To Nebraska

The Illini don’t have a Red Grange this season, but with Bill Cubit’s offense they may have more than a Galloping Ghost of a chance vs. the Huskers.

670 The Score–10/04/2013

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

Memorial Stadium

Wisch: Meet The Big Ten’s ’51st’ Icon

Come 8 p.m. on Sunday night, the Big Ten Network will unveil who’s No. 2 in its months-long countdown of the Big Ten’s 50 Greatest Icons – Illinois’ Harold “Red” Grange or Michigan State’s Earvin “Magic” Johnson – and, in turn, we’ll also find out who’s No. 1.

02/19/2011