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The Illinois men’s gymnastics team face its toughest challenge of the season

Illinois' Bobby Baker performs his routine during the floor exercise event at the gymnastics match v. Penn State at Huff Hall on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Illinois won 441.300-434.500.

By Daniel Collins

February 26, 2015

Despite being away, not much has changed since the Illinois men’s gymnastics team last competed.On Feb. 14, then-No. 3 Illinois, without its best gymnast, faced an undefeated team in a match with national implications. In that match, it knocked off then-No. 2 Penn State at Huff Hall.Friday, the No. 2...

Allerton Barn Music Festival returns for eighth season

The eighth year of the Allerton Music Barn Festival in Monticello kicks off tomorrow with Jupiter Plus at 7:30 p.m. The annual festival has become popular in the area and typically sells out each season. Tickets can be purchased online at

By Rebecca Jacobs

September 17, 2014

No, there won’t be a chorus of moos and oinks echoing from livestock at the 2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival. Instead, live performances of string, brass and other instruments will fill the barn, engaging audience members in a rustic setting. Now in its eighth year, the annual Allerton Music Barn Festival...