SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is lauding the efforts of one Illinois county to consolidate local government and save taxpayers money.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bronson Koenig scored a season-high 16 points, Sam Dekker also had 16 and No. 5 Wisconsin won its sixth straight by beating Northwestern 65-50 on Saturday.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Anthony Beane scored 23 points, Deion Lavender added 15, and Southern Illinois held off a late Illinois State charge to win 65-59 on Saturday, ending the Redbirds’ three-game winning streak.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Brandon Saad scored in overtime to help the Chicago Blackhawks snap a two-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Foligno set a career high with his 19th and 20th goals of the season and also had an assist to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the St. Louis Blues 7-1 on Friday night.