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MARK TUPPER: In rebuilding Illini basketball, here's what coaches are watching

CHAMPAIGN — The Euro League basketball championships are underway and the Illini coaches are watchi… Read more

Crime and Courts

4 guns, cocaine found in Decatur house lead to man's arrest, police say

DECATUR — Police said 9 ounces of cocaine and four firearms were found inside a house in the 1500 b… Read more

National Politics

Illinois county board member accused of putting tracking device on employee's county car

BELLEVILLE — Clinton County Board Member Keith Nordike is facing criminal charges after he was accu… Read more

Illini

MARK TUPPER: Illini nation should rally around injured Bobby Roundtree

When Lovie Smith arrived in March of 2016 and started rebuilding a broken-down Illini football rost… Read more

Crime and Courts

2 arrested for stealing clothing from Hickory Point Mall store, authorities say

FORSYTH — A woman and man who the Macon County Sheriff's Office says worked together to steal more … Read more

Local

Tornado watch in effect until 5 a.m. for much of Central Illinois

DECATUR — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of Illinois, Indiana an… Read more

Crime and Courts

Police: Decatur traffic stop leads to arrest of 2 men with gun, drugs

DECATUR — Police said a traffic stop led to the arrest of two men after a pistol and two pills of s… Read more

Crime and Courts

Police: Man arrested after repeatedly attacking girlfriend during overnight ordeal in Decatur

DECATUR — Police said a man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he forced his girlfriend to remain … Read more

Government and Politics

Kick Chicago out of Illinois? A detailed look at a long-shot bid to rethink our borders

WASHINGTON — Activists in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have been pushing for statehood … Read more

Education

🏫 Class dismissed: Thomas Jefferson says goodbye to being a middle school

DECATUR — The last day of school is bittersweet for staff and students every year. Everyone's ready… Read more

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