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Moving past melanoma

Skin cancer survivor, Kaitlin Johnson, proudly presents her surgical scar and melanoma awareness tattoo in recognition of Melanoma Monday.

May 4, 2015

In October, Kaitlin Johnson got a tattoo. She stood patiently as the tattoo artist inked delicate orange and blue flowers connected by a green vine around her leg. The needle hurt, of course, but she was tough. After all, it wasn’t the first time she had felt pain. Two hours later, the artist added...

Illinois football looking for first bowl berth under Beckman

By Charlotte Carroll

December 4, 2014

In the past 68 years, Illinois has been to 17 bowl games with an 8-9 record. And it’s hoping to even out that tally with its 18th bowl game opportunity. After an up-and-down season, the Illini are bowl eligible after a victory at Northwestern this past week sealed a six-win season.  Those six wins w...