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Trending in the wrong direction: May 26, 2019

These movers-and-shakers in the college basketball world had themselves a bad week. Our college basketball writer explains why.

Off the bench: Ranking the Big Ten's head coaches

With Juwan Howard the newest coach in the Big Ten at Michigan, we rate the 14 league coaches.

Sharp-shooting Cross has Illini recruiting interest — and feeling is mutual

Nearly a dozen high-major offers have come for Illini prospect Matt Cross since the start of the spring's Nike EYBL season.

Tate | Seasoned Illini ballplayers suited for success in final NCAA campaign

Of 22 key Illini producers, 13 have either redshirted, transferred in or otherwise been delayed. Of those 22 members, 19 are at least 20 years old.

Trending in the right direction: May 26, 2019

These movers-and-shakers in the college basketball world had themselves a good week. Our college basketball writer explains why.

Rank 'Em: 10 teams who gained big through the transfer market

These 10 teams have landed a key piece or two through the transfer market.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: May 26, 2019

Sixty-three years ago today, Illini high jumper Al Urbanckas was Illinois' only individual title winner at the 56th annual Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

Man killed in Roseland shooting: police

A 29-year-old man was shot in the chest Saturday in the 100 block of West 109th Place.

Man, 29, missing from Near North Side

A man has been reported missing for nearly a week from the Near North Side. Marcus Stankiewicz, 29, was last seen Sunday near Illinois and Dearborn streets, according to a missing persons alert...

Girl, 15, missing from Pulaski Park

Kamilah Bravo was last seen in the 3500 block of West Rosemont Avenue, Chicago police said.

Asmussen | Belgium-to-Illinois pipeline continues to pay off for Mike Small

Tadiotto, Dumont de Chassart among latest to succeed as Illini

Proposed data privacy law unfair to small Illinois businesses

People deserve more control over how their personal information is used by businesses – and every company needs to be held responsible.

3 wounded, including 17-year-old girl, in Brighton Park drive-by

They were in a vehicle in the 4400 block of South Western Avenue when someone opened fire, police said.

Mom, 2 sons among 11 hit with federal gun, drug charges

Harriette McPherson, 46, and her sons Rakim Asad, 26, and Sincere Brannon, 19, were among 11 people charged with felonies, the U.S. attorney’s office in the northern district of Illinois said.

First mosquitoes of 2019 test positive for West Nile virus in DuPage County: IDPH

176 human cases were reported last year, 17 of which resulted in death, the Illinois Department of Public Health said.

2019 Outlook: Drew Brees

2019 fantasy player outlook for Drew Brees, QB, NO

4 vehicles crash in Austin, including 2 from Homeland Security

The crash occurred about 7:20 p.m. Thursday in the 5200 block of West Jackson Boulevard.

'That’s how we’ve built this thing'

Before the Illini departed Champaign for the NCAA championships, staff writer Bob Asmussen caught up with coach Mike Small 

Davis out to earn respect on national stage

Illini target and Class of 2020 guard one of EYBL's top scorers 

3 wounded in Little Village shooting

Two men and a woman were shot about 10:40 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Cermak Road.

Kovacevic powers into NCAA singles semifinals

Illinois junior recorded 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 quarterfinal victory over Florida’s Sam Riffice on Thursday night 

Michigan stuns Illini in Big Ten Tournament

OMAHA, Neb. — Jordan Nwogu drilled a two-run double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to push Michigan past Illinois 5-4 on Thursday in the Big Ten

May 28 Bob Asmussen chat

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 11:00amWhat is the latest news on injured Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree? How can I send my best wishes to Roundtree and his family? What kind of an emotional impact will his injury have on the rest of the players? For the answers to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime Illinois football beat writer.

Northern Illinois set to visit Notre Dame for 2024 football game

The Huskies and Fighting Irish will meet in South Bend five years from now.