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Community members, U of I students celebrate Carnaval at Krannert

URBANA — Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent — a season of fasting, penance and sacrifice.  But before the austerity began, many took part in one last day of excess with food, drink, music and dancing: what’s referred to by some as Fat Tuesday, others as Mardi Gras, and still more as Carnaval. In the […]

217 Today: Schools invest more in mental health resources with pandemic-era federal funds

Thursday, February 23, 2023 Today’s headlines:  An asbestos problem at a local elementary school led the Urbana school board to vote Tuesday night to close it this summer. Illinois police recruits must now complete training on the importance of gathering and analyzing evidence to avoid wrongful convictions. The University of Illinois hosted a Mardi Gras […]

Nebraska women beat shorthanded Illinois 90-57

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Jaz Shelley scored 26 points, Isabelle Bourne had a double-double and Nebraska raced to a 90-57 win over No. 25 Illinois on Wednesday night. The Cornhuskers shot 59% (36 of 61), had a 44-24 rebounding advantage and outscored the Illini 46-18 inside to avenge a 72-64 loss in the first meeting […]