Illinois Secretary of State unveils monarch license plates

Drivers in Illinois may see more of the state's insect both fluttering off the road and painted on license plates.

Marcus Domask, Terrence Shannon Jr. net career highs …

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NEW YORK (WCIA) -- Marcus Domask showed up when the lights were bright. The Southern Illinois transfer scored a career high 33 points, the most in a Jimmy V Classic game since 2001, leading Illinois to a 98-89 win over Florida Atlantic at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. Not to be outdone, Terrence Shannon Jr. also put up a career high 33 points, as the two combined to go 25-of-35 shooting from the floor, scoring 66 of the team's 98 points in the marquee win.

Shooting threat found at Danville middle school

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A shooting threat message was discovered in a Danville middle school on Tuesday, prompting an investigation by school administration and law enforcement.

Trees on the Tees returns to Decatur for fifth year …

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If you're looking for some holiday fun in Decatur, how about a holiday sleigh ride -- in a golf cart? It's the Fifth Annual Trees on the Tees at the Hickory Point Golf Course.

Tip Reiman declares for NFL Draft, pro decisions …

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CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- Tip Reiman is declaring for the NFL Draft. The Illini tight end announced his decision on Tuesday afternoon, after spending the past four years with the Illini. The team captain caught 19 passes for 203 yards and three touchdowns this fall, fourth on the Illini in receiving yards, averaging 10.6 yards per catch.

LIVE! Illinois faces Florida Atlantic in Jimmy V …

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NEW YORK CITY (WCIA) -- Illinois basketball gets a big time best under the bright lights of the Big Apple. The 20th-ranked Illini (6-1, 1-0 B1G) face No. 11 Florida Atlantic at 5:30 in a nationally televised game on ESPN in the Jimmy V Classic, a marquee non-conference event to help raise money and promote cancer research and awareness in memory of late coach Jim Valvano. This is the second-straight year Illinois has played in the event in New York City, after taking down No. 2 Texas 85-78 in overtime last season.

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