Illini players and fans spend Christmas getting ready for the team's first bowl game under coach Tim Beckman.
Isn't it enough for state Rep. Chad Hays, R-Catlin, to be one of just 118 members of the Illinois House of Representatives?
The News-Gazette will not publish Thursday in observance of Christmas Day.
First Christmas in their new house is emotional for Gifford’s Mulvaney family
Of the Illini’s recent bowl games, the most tickets were sold to the Rose (25,098), but the university was committed to 26,272. That left the UI to absorb $158,490 total for unsold tickets. The total cost of tickets absorbed for the Kraft bowl reached $107,020.
From snowstorms to floods, from campus unrest to high school celebrations ... The News-Gazette photo staff was on the scene in 2014. Here is a collection of their best photographs.
For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, we spotlighted a dozen area do-gooders, from a retirement home piano player to a toy drive coordinator.
Once again this season, an anonymous donor slipped a little something extra in one of the Salvation Army of Champaign County’s red kettles.
A sleighful of news involving the holiday season.
The final answer involved a 1950s holiday story and 1960s holiday film that have come to mean someone ill-tempered. "I went completely blank, and I wrote 'Debbie Downer,'" Melissa Applebee said.
A by-the-numbers look at the headlines.
" We’ve got a team that has worked hard and fought hard all season. I’m looking forward to an exciting game with a 35- 28 victory for the Illini!"