The Northern Illinois University Huskies will face Utah State Dec. 26, 2013 at the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. University officials announced Sunday that the Huskies (12-1) will take on Utah State (8-5) of the Mountain West Conference at 8:30 p.m. CT at Qualcomm Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.
The Huskies moved down to No. 23 in the BCS standings after a loss Friday to Bowling Green.
An Illinois law professor says a lawsuit over Illinois' new pension law will start a process that could last as long as two years. John Colombo says any decisions will ultimately come from the state’s Supreme Court, but the process has to start in circuit court. He expects unions to seek an injunction that would keep the reform plan from taking effect while the legal process plays out. Colombo says a circuit court may or may not grant the injunction, but he says it would be hard to reverse a pension plan once it’s already in effect.
Rockford Art Museum is wrapping up its 100th year in a number of big ways. Saturday, the museum hosts its 25th annual Evergreen Ball. Patrons will dine and dance among two-hundred of the museum’s greatest works, which are showcased in the on-going centennial exhibition. There’s also a new book highlighting the stories behind the museum’s growth from a sketch club to a community institution.