164 skydivers in formation smash world record above Illinois

Aug 1, 2015

164 skydivers in formation smash world record above Illinois

Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph (almost 400 kph), 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record. It took the international team 13 attempts to beat the 2012 mark set by ...

La. Tech blows out Illinois

Dec 27, 2014

La. Tech blows out Illinois

Louisiana Tech’s Houston Bates had a career day against his former team. Bates’ 4½ sacks in the Heart of Dallas Bowl matched the number he had in three seasons at Illinois. Bates, who graduated and transferred to finish his eligibility closer to home was ...

Jackson, wife given jail terms

Aug 15, 2013

Jackson, wife given jail terms

Jesse Jackson Jr., a once-promising Illinois congressman, was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign money to fund an extravagant lifestyle. In an emotional hearing that capped Jackson’s precipitous downfall, the longtime House member said ...