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CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois trustees are to be presented with an ambitious plan to increase enrollment by nearly 15 percent at the system's three campuses. School officials say University of Illinois President Tim Killeen will present the plan to the Board of Trustees...
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Deontae Hawkins scored 20 points and Illinois State won its eighth straight game 69-49 over Bradley on Wednesday night. Hawkins hit four 3-pointers and added 10 rebounds. Paris Lee finished with 14 points for the Redbirds (15-4, 7-0 Missouri Valley), who sit...
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Bennett Koch scored 21 points as Northern Iowa upended Loyola of Chicago 72-69 in double overtime on Wednesday night. Jeremy Morgan added 17 points for the Panthers (7-11, 2-5 MVC) including a pair of free throws with eight seconds left in regulation...
CHICAGO (AP) — Fred Sims Jr. scored 28 points and Trayvon Palmer recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 27 points and 10 rebounds in leading Chicago State to a 77-57 victory over Roosevelt on Wednesday night. Palmer made six of the Cougars' 13 steals with Chicago...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ore Arogundade shed his defender on a pick and hit a pretty 3-pointer from the wing, tying the game in overtime and Drake went on to defeat Southern Illinois 88-84 Wednesday night. Arogundade, who scored a career-high 19 points on 6-for-9 shooting with...
CHICAGO (AP) — A nature museum in Chicago says a 10-year-old endangered alligator snapping turtle is doing so well that she's being transferred to a new home. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum plans to transfer "Patsy" from a 75-gallon tank to a 300-plus-gallon tank to...
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Ridership at Peoria's airport has declined for the first time in four years. Officials at Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport announced Tuesday that passenger numbers fell by 3 percent in 2016. Airport director Gene Olson attributes the decline...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has lost another round in its effort to restrict the operation of gun ranges in the city. A U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday held as unconstitutional ordinances restricting gun ranges to manufacturing areas in Chicago. The ordinances also placed limits...
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities say they're investigating threats to Jewish centers nationwide. A brief FBI statement Wednesday says it and the Justice Department's civil-rights division are investigating "possible civil rights violations in connection with threats." The...
Via Jamie Allman's Facebook Day 1: "A five day journey into history with Aidan crazily enough began in...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Facebook will build a 56,500 square meter (608,161 square foot) data center in central...
CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois trustees are to be presented with an ambitious plan to increase enrollment...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to...
PARIS (AP) — The International Energy Agency says global oil output is dropping for the first time in months, as...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of...