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    Bulls hold off Magic 128-125 in triple overtime

    by  • January 16, 2014 • Sports

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joakim Noah had a season-high 26 points, Carlos Boozer scored 23, and the Chicago Bulls held on to beat the Orlando Magic 128-125 in triple-overtime on Wednesday night. The Magic had a chance to win the game with less than 10 seconds to play, but Glen Davis’ jumper was partially...

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    Hammons leads Purdue by Illinois, 66-58

    by  • January 16, 2014 • Sports

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A.J. Hammons scored 17 points to lead Purdue to a 66-58 win over Illinois on Wednesday. The Boilermakers (12-5, 2-2 Big Ten) trailed 33-29 at halftime, but they opened the second half with 10-5 run to regain the lead and held off the Illini (13-5, 2-3). The 7-foot Hammons was...

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    Harris leads Spartans past Northwestern 54-40

    by  • January 16, 2014 • Sports

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Gary Harris scored 14 points and No. 4 Michigan State beat Northwestern 54-40 on Wednesday night for its ninth straight win. The preseason favorite to win the Big Ten, the Spartans (16-1, 5-0 Big Ten) continue to roll along, although it was hardly an easy night for them. They overcame...

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    IDOC documents show fired official had been issued sidearm

    by  • January 15, 2014 • News

    While the Illinois Department of Corrections and Gov. Pat Quinn’s office continue to defend the previous employment of a convicted felon, contradictions in their arguments have surfaced. According to IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer, recently terminated corrections employee Xadrian McCraven “never had any management or security duties and certainly was not involved in “running the...

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