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  • University: Illinois pension law had costly typo 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:04 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois' public universities have worried for months that contentious state pension reforms will push many employees to retire early. But a small mistake, essentially a typo in the legislation, is providing even stronger incentive.

  • Report: April soil moisture level high in Illinois 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:08 am
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois officials say the level of soil moisture is high across Illinois.

  • Longtime Illini gymnastics coach earns honor 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:03 am
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - The former head of the Illini men's gymnastics team has been named to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

  • Review: University of Illinois finances improved 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:27 pm
  • URBANA, Illinois - The University of Illinois has brought in about $300 million a year more than it has spent since 2010 but has put off more than a billion dollars in maintenance, according to a new review of the schools' finances.

  • Illini football to face Buckeyes under the lights 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:02 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois says its Nov. 1 football game this fall at Ohio State will be played at night.

  • EXCHANGE: Cemetery workers endured brutal winter 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:52 am
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - When a blizzard shut down schools, government agencies and businesses across the state on Jan. 6, Patrick Lewis and two assistants were on the job at Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Park by dawn, making sure a local resident could receive a proper burial.

  • EXCHANGE: Prison inmates' art inspires instructor 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:35 am
  • URBANA, Illinois - Jacqueline Archey finds the artwork done by Champaign County jail inmates inspiring.

  • 5 things to know about Illinois football 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:03 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois football is looking for consistency and depth as the squad finishes the spring season.

  • Blue defeat Orange 38-7 in Illini spring scrimmage 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:54 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois quarterbacks Riley O'Toole and Wes Lunt led the Blue team to a 38-7 win over the Orange during the intra-squad scrimmage at Memorial Stadium.

  • Illini won't name QB, but eyes are on Lunt 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:08 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois coach Tim Beckman is in no hurry to name a starting quarterback, insisting that the competition to succeed Nathan Scheelhaase is wide open.

  • Judge orders ankle bracelet for Illinoisan with TB 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:46 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A judge in central Illinois ordered an uncooperative patient with infectious tuberculosis to remain in his home and allowed public health officials to track his movements with an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet to prevent the spread of disease.

  • IKEA buying Illinois wind-energy project 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:34 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - The U.S. subsidiary of Swedish furniture retailer IKEA announced Thursday that it is buying a long-planned wind-energy project in eastern Illinois as part of the company's initiative to offset its energy use with renewable energy generation.

  • Health chief takes Illinois TB patient to court 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:32 pm
  • CHICAGO - A central Illinois health official wants a judge to order an uncooperative patient with infectious tuberculosis to stay in his home and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet to prevent the spread of disease.

  • Illinois: Mendenhall back to help with spring game 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:30 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois officials say running back Rashard Mendenhall will be among six former players who will be honorary coaches at Saturday's spring game.

  • Illinois looks forward to adding shooting it lacks 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:56 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois survived a deep midseason slump to play basketball in March, even though the Illini weren't playing where they wanted to be.

  • Work on U of I solar field could start this year 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:19 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - University of Illinois officials said they hope work could begin later this year on a field of solar panels that will ultimately supply about 2 percent of the school's electricity.

  • Champaign man arrested for trying to steal cello 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:44 am
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - As attempted thefts go, this one may have hit a low note.

  • Illini work with Nike to design new look 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:42 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - The University of Illinois has been working with Nike for more than a year to rebrand the school's athletic teams and plans to unveil the new designs at a fashion show-like event April 16.

  • EXCHANGE: Legally blind 14-year-old archer excels 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 12:49 pm
  • GEORGETOWN, Illinois - At the whistle, eighth-grader Hope Bogard carefully yet firmly pulls back the string of her bow, aims and fires. Her arrow strikes near the center of a round target at the other end of the Mary Miller Junior High gym.

  • Big-ticket home listed in small Illinois town 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:09 am
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A massive central Illinois mansion is drawing a big asking price.

  • Astronaut to speak at U. of Illinois commencement 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:25 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Astronaut and University of Illinois graduate Michael Hopkins will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater's spring graduation next month.

  • Trees to be replanted in tornado-hit Illinois town 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:16 pm
  • GIFFORD, Illinois - Gifford lost dozens of homes to a tornado last November but the small east-central Illinois town also lost a lot of trees.

  • March cold and dry across Illinois 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:08 am
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois' climatologist says winter continue continued to hang on in the state through most of March with colder-than-usual temperatures.

  • Ill. makes last push for health insurance sign-up 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:29 pm
  • CHICAGO - People who waited until the last day to sign up for health insurance poured into hospital lobbies and enrollment areas Monday, with some encountering the same kind of computer problems that greeted those who tried to be the first to participate back in October.

  • Volunteers to plant 235 trees in Gifford 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:05 pm
  • GIFFORD, Illinois - The tornado-damaged central Illinois village of Gifford is getting more than 200 new trees.