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New Congress to convene, but will McCarthy be House speaker?

WASHINGTON — The new Congress opens with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy grasping for his political survival, with the potential to become the first nominee for speaker in 100 years to fail to win initial support from his own colleagues in a high-stakes vote for the gavel. Lawmakers convene Tuesday to a new era of […]

Fred White, drummer for the band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died

Fred White, who played drums for the era-defining and genre-defying band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at the age of 67, his brother and the band announced on social media. “Our family is saddened today with the loss of an amazing and talented family member, our beloved brother Frederick Eugene ‘Freddie’ White,” wrote his […]

Illini women knock off No. 12 Iowa 90-86

CHAMPAIGN — The one thing missing from the Illinois women’s basketball team’s resume this season was a win over a ranked opponent. No longer. The Illini topped No. 12 Iowa 90-86 on New Year’s Day in front of a boisterous crowd of 4803 at State Farm Center. Junior guard Genesis Bryant continued her breakout season […]