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Flamingo euthanized after child injures it throwing rock into Bloomington zoo exhibit

The bird was euthanized Monday at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois, in what zoo Director Jay Tetzloff called "a truly unfortunate accident."

Former Illini to play in ESPN tournament

Former News-Gazette All-Area Player of the Year Michael Finke will play for Illinois BC in this summer's The Basketball Tournament on ESPN.

Texting and driving could soon have much higher penalties in Illinois

For accidents causing bodily harm, the penalty will raise from $75 to $1,000 and include a year-long license suspension.

Roger Goodell says NFL won't interfere with Tyreek Hill criminal case, but wants to speak to him soon

Hill is under investigation for alleged child abuse against his 3-year-old son

Police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run near Chicago State University

The four-door Chevrolet Cobalt, which had an Illinois license plate of "BE82675," was last seen heading east on 95th from Vernon Avenue.

Comia's versatility pays off for Illini

Surging Illinois baseball team opens Big Ten tournament in Omaha, Neb., at 9 a.m. today against Maryland 

Roundtree still in recovery after suffering spinal injury

No updates provided on junior defensive end's condition as of Tuesday night  

My visit to a retail cannabis store in Los Angeles: Lots of products, hipster vibe

As Illinois ponders legalizing recreational pot, I checked out a hip store selling a variety of products

State health officials launch investigation of hospital treating baby of murdered mother

Illinois Department of Public Health officials are investigating Christ Medical Center in connection with its handling of the baby of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez.

National tour planned for historic Ebony test kitchen

Chicago’s historic Ebony Test Kitchen will head off on a national tour in 2020. Landmarks Illinois has accepted a proposal from the Museum of Food and Drink to feature the Ebony Test Kitchen as...

Illini standout Bobby Roundtree surrounded by love and support after ‘severe’ spinal injury

Roundtree had been No. 1 on Lovie Smith’s list to represent the program in the media this year. Why? He checked all the boxes for what an Illini player should be.

Adam Silver says the NBA will consider playing West Coast games earlier: 'It is something we can address'

The NBA commissioner is entertaining an idea that would appease fans living on the East Coast

Fantasy Football Best Ball ADP Review: Where are Tyreek Hill, Josh Jacobs, Cam Newton being drafted since NFL Draft?

Heath Cummings takes a look at best-ball ADP since the NFL draft and comes up with some of his favorite values.

Illinois opens Big Ten Tournament against Maryland

The three-seed Illini take on six-seed Maryland Terrapins at 9 a.m.

Man seriously injured in Loop scaffolding collapse

The 10-foot-tall scaffolding collapsed at 5:22 a.m. in the 100 block of West Jackson Boulevard, the fire department said.

Asmussen | Roundtree's injury reminds us life is fragile

Illinois junior defensive end suffers serious spinal injury in a swimming accident near his home in Largo, Fla.

Illinois Football: Marcellus Moore keeps Illini in top 7

There was some good news for the Illinois football team on Monday night. Illinois needs players who can tear apart opposing defenses. They also need more help at the running back position in the near future. There are some talented running backs departing in the next couple of years, so depth will be an issue [] Illinois Football: Marcellus Moore keeps Illini in top 7 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Person killed in crash on Bishop Ford

A vehicle and a semi-truck were involved in the crash, Illinois State Police said. One person is dead.

Man shot in Logan Square near Lori Lightfoot’s home

A 35-year-old was shot about 1:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of West Schubert Avenue, police said.

NBA Playoffs Warriors vs. Blazers series results: Golden State sweeps Portland in Western finals, makes return to Finals

The Warriors won a thriller in overtime to complete the sweep and advance to the Finals

Illini Football: Illinois Football

Bobby Roundtree update, via Illini spokesperson: Bobby is able to eat solid foods, talk and they have him sitting up. Lovie Smith remains in Florida with Bobby and intends to stay down there for several days. Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna)...

ESPN 300 D tackle Carter commits to Georgia

Defensive tackle Jalen Carter, ESPN's No 34-ranked prospect, has committed to Georgia.

Moody’s: Illinois one of two states unprepared to weather a recession

A Moody’s report on Monday found all U.S. states are either strongly prepared or somewhat prepared for a recession. That is except Illinois and New Jersey.