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Illini players and fans spend Christmas getting ready for the team's first bowl game under coach Tim Beckman.

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Tom Kacich: Hays' band to open Rauner's inauguration

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Isn't it enough for state Rep. Chad Hays, R-Catlin, to be one of just 118 members of the Illinois House of Representatives?

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Reminder: No paper on Thursday

The News-Gazette will not publish Thursday in observance of Christmas Day.

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After the tornado: New home, new traditions

First Christmas in their new house is emotional for Gifford’s Mulvaney family

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Bowl breakdown: Is it worth the trip?

Bowl breakdown: Is it worth the trip?

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.

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Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:00am

Best of 2014 in pictures

Best of 2014 in pictures

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.


Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:00am

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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. 


Wed, 12/24/2014 - 8:41am

Kettle drive strikes gold

Kettle drive strikes gold

Once again this season, an anonymous donor slipped a little something extra in one of the Salvation Army of Champaign County’s red kettles.


Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:18pm

Christmas stories around the U.S.

Christmas stories around the U.S.

A sleighful of news involving the holiday season.


Wed, 12/24/2014 - 7:00am

How the Grinch stole 'Jeopardy' contestant's winnings

How the Grinch stole 'Jeopardy' contestant's winnings

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.


Wed, 12/24/2014 - 7:00am

Go figure, Dec. 24, 2014

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A by-the-numbers look at the headlines.


Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:00am

Top of the morning, Dec. 24, 2014

Top of the morning, Dec. 24, 2014

" 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!" 


 

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Yes, Virginia

Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897.

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