The Daily Illini

Junior guard Simmons leads team by example

Illinois' Kyley Simmons attempts to sink a three-pointer during the match against Minnesota at the State Farm Center on Thursday.  The Illini won 95-69.

By Joey Figueroa

February 10, 2015

It’s no secret that the Illinois women’s basketball team has shooters all over the floor. Even Illinois’ two best post players, freshman center Chatrice White and sophomore forward Jacqui Grant, have each attempted at least 55 3-pointers on the season.Head coach Matt Bollant is well aware of Illinois’ shoo...

2 dead, 18 injured in New York explosion; gas leak cited as cause

Debris covers a van as firefighters battle a blaze at the site of a possible explosion and building collapse on corner of 116th Street and Park Avenue, in the Harlem section of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/MCT)

By Michael Muskal and Tina Susman

March 12, 2014

NEW YORK — An explosion that destroyed two buildings in a busy Manhattan neighborhood and killed at least two people was caused by a gas leak, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said Wednesday, and hours after the explosion, some people remained missing. De Blasio called the blast "a tragedy of the worst kind...