CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois day care worker has developed monkeypox but it has not spread to others at the center, public health officials said Friday.
The worker at the unidentified day care in the village of Rantoul was in isolation and doing well, officials said.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ First Busey Corp. (BUSE) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $29.8 million.
The bank, based in Champaign, Illinois, said it had earnings of 53 cents per share.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ben Shelton rallied to beat San Diego's August Holmgren and give Florida back-to-back men's singles national championships and Peyton Stearns of Texas took the women's title with a straight-sets win over Stanford's Connie Ma on Saturday at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ First Busey Corp. (BUSE) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $28.4 million.
The Champaign, Illinois-based bank said it had earnings of 51 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 52 cents per share.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois All-America center Kofi Cockburn has declared for the NBA draft and hired an agent, marking the end of one of the most productive careers in program history.
Cockburn made the announcement on his social media channels Wednesday, and the Illinois athletic department confirmed it.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois hired Shauna Green is its women's basketball coach on Monday, hoping she can lift a struggling program following a winning tenure at Dayton.
Green was chosen Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year three times while leading Dayton to five conference regular-season championships and a 127-50 record over six years.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 20 Illinois locked up a share of the Big Ten regular-season title when Kofi Cockburn had 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead a 74-72 win over No. 24 Iowa Sunday night.
The Fighting Illini’s hopes for a conference crown were kept alive when Nebraska upset No.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Nancy Fahey, a Hall of Fame coach who won five national championships at the Division III level, is retiring from coaching after five seasons at Illinois.
Fahey's announcement Friday came a day after the Illini finished a 7-20 season with a loss to Nebraska in the Big Ten women's tournament.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Da’Monte Williams made four 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 14 points, helping No. 20 Illinois hold off Penn State 60-55 on Thursday night.
The victory kept the Illini (21-8, 14-5 Big Ten) in contention for a share of the conference title if they beat Iowa and Wisconsin loses to Nebraska on Sunday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Freshman Malaki Branham scored 31 points to lift No. 22 Ohio State to an 86-83 win over No. 15 Illinois on Thursday night.
The result dealt a serious blow to Illinois' Big Ten title hopes, dropping them a full game behind leaders Purdue and Wisconsin two weeks left in the regular season.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois authorities are investigating reports of anti-Semitic flyers left across the Champaign-Urbana campus this weekend.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois county plans to add safeguards at its animal control facility, a year after a dog was accidentally euthanized while being held there.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Jacy Sheldon scored 22 points and the No. 18 Ohio State women moved into a first-place tie in the Big Ten, rolling past Illinois 83-67 on Monday night.
The Buckeyes led 42-30 at halftime then scored the first 21 points of the third quarter.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help No. 13 Illinois stave off a late comeback by Northwestern to beat the Wildcats 73-66 on Sunday.
Illinois led by 18 points after Alfonso Plummer’s 3-pointer with 13:05 left, but Northwestern responded with a 19-2 run to pull within one point with 6:16 to go.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A woman has been arrested after a weekend shooting at a mall in Champaign that left a man injured, authorities said.
Police were called just after 2 p.m. Saturday to Market Place Mall after learning a man and woman had been in a dispute inside the building near the food court and moved to the parking lot.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Three faculty members at the University of Illinois have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, according to the university.
They are among 111 new U.S. members and 22 international members elected this year.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — After a couple of slow starts in recent games, Indiana coach Teri Moren challenged her team to come out of the gates strong against Illinois.
Ali Patberg answered the call, scoring a season-high 26 points to lead the No.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn had 37 points and 12 rebounds and No. 18 Illinois beat No. 11 Wisconsin 80-67 on Wednesday night.
Cockburn had 20 first-half points on 10-of-12 shooting, including two rim-rattling dunks.
RURAL FAIRMOUNT, Ill. (AP) — A plan to cut more than 1,400 trees from a Boy Scouts of America campground in central Illinois is causing disagreement among Scout officials and residents.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Trent Frazier scored a game-high 16 points, and No. 24 Illinois held on to beat No. 10 Michigan State 56-55 on Tuesday and take sole possession of first place in the Big Ten.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Sasha Stefanovic scored 22 points, including a go-ahead 3 at the start of double overtime that sent No. 4 Purdue over No. 17 Illinois 96-88 on Monday.
Illinois guards Andre Curbelo and Alfonso Plummer made baskets in the final seconds of regulation and the first overtime before the Boilermakers (15-2, 4-2 Big Ten) broke away.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 21 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to help No. 25 Illinois beat Michigan 68-53 on Friday night.
“No matter who is on the court, no matter what player it is, I always go out there and try to destroy them and dominate them,” Cockburn said.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 21 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to help No. 25 Illinois over Michigan 68-53 on Friday night.
Both teams struggled from distance in a foul-plagued first half, combining to go 1 of 20 from 3-point range.
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Students, staff and faculty in the University of Illinois system will be required to get a COVID-19 booster shot once they are eligible for a shot, school officials said.
In a mass email sent Thursday announcing the policy, school President Tim Killeen said “there is now significant evidence that vaccinations plus boosters are effective at preventing infections from developing into serious illness.”
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn posted his seventh straight double-double, Trent Frazier scored 16 points and Illinois rallied after squandering an early lead to beat Maryland 76-64 on Thursday night.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois will temporarily switch to remote learning in January before opening classrooms to students.
Students and staff in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana will need to show negative COVID-19 tests, the university said Monday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 21 points with 11 rebounds and Alfonso Plummer and Jacob Grandison combined for nine of Illinois' program-record 18 3-pointers in a 106-48 win over St. Francis (Pennsylvania) on Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 11 Arizona used tough defense to outlast Illinois 83-79 on Saturday and stay undefeated.
Bennedict Mathurin led the Wildcats with 30 points. Trailing the Illini by one with 2:22 to play, Arizona's Azuolas Tubelis capitalized on an offensive rebound by putting in a layup.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Alfonso Plummer scored 24 points, Kofi Cockburn had a double-double and Illinois cruised to an 86-51 victory over Rutgers on Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Morgan Jones scored 12 points with 10 rebounds and a pair of freshmen scored 12 points off the bench and No. 25 Florida State turned back Illinois 67-58 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Thursday night.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 28 points, Alfonso Plummer added 21 and Illinois defeated Notre Dame 82-72 on Monday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Cockburn, a preseason All-American and player of the year candidate, leads the nation in scoring at 26.6 points per game.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Peters threw for 242 yards and a touchdown and Illinois rolled over Big Ten rival Northwestern 47-14 on Saturday.
With the resounding win to end the regular season, Illinois hopes to secure its second bowl bid in five years.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored a career-high 38 points to lead No. 14 Illinois to a hard-fought 94-85 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday night.
Illinois (4-2) started slowly, trailing the Vaqueros by as many as 12 points in the first half.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois must beat a struggling, determined Northwestern team at home on Saturday to keep alive the slimmest of hopes for a bowl bid.
If Illinois (4-7, 3-5 Big Ten) can beat Northwestern (3-8, 1-7) and other things fall into place, the Illini could find themselves in their second bowl appearance in the five past years.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Zane Ziegler, a retired Champaign police officer, was curious last month when a fellow exhibitor at a police memorabilia show said that he had a vintage badge from the department.
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Bret Bielema has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss his team's game at No. 18 Iowa on Saturday.
Bielema said Tuesday he was tested for the coronavirus Monday night after developing mild symptoms during the day.