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GCMS football wins state title

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley has won the Class 2A state football title, defeating Maroa-Forsyth in a back-and-forth game on Friday afternoon in DeKalb. This comes after Tuscola lost a heartbreaker in 1A, 21-20 to Lena-Winslow.

GCMS football wins state title
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Frank's Faves: Movie blessings

Frank's Faves: Movie blessings

Last week saw a list of favorite movie curses. On our national day of Thanksgiving, it seems only fitting to go to the opposite extreme.

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Tom's #Mailbag, Nov. 24, 2017

Tom's #Mailbag, Nov. 24, 2017

Questions about sports and recreational activities, including an aquatics center in Mahomet, the Champaign Swarm, an old gun club, parking for Illini volleyball games, IHSA eligibility rules, the market for a local go-kart track, vintage recordings of University of Illinois fight songs and a list of athletic directors at Illinois.

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:00am

Tuscola's Black Friday extra busy as state title game looms

Tuscola's Black Friday extra busy as state title game looms

The Christmas shopping season is kicking off today in the Outlets at Tuscola — hours before the Warriors kick off in the Class 1A final in DeKalb.

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:45am

UPDATED: 184 killed in Egypt mosque attack

The country's news agency reports that it appeared to be the latest attack by the area's local Islamic State affiliate.

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:00am

A Life Remembered: 'Not going to meet a better man'

A Life Remembered: 'Not going to meet a better man'

'I'm not exaggerating to say I've had hundreds of alumni refer to him as the person of influence in their lives,' UI Geis College of Business Dean Jeffrey Brown said of lengendary Professor Art Wyatt.

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:00am

Ceremony closes yearlong tribute to fallen Champaign police officer

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The public is invited to join in the department's tribute Saturday to Officer Robert Tatman, who was fatally shot with his own service weapon on Nov. 25, 1967, in west Champaign. His killer has never been found.

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:00am

St. Joseph-Stanton fire district's 'old member of the family' gets new life

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This week, a restored Engine 1 — a 1947 Ford John Bean high-pressure pumper — returned to the district after more than two years of work done by the owner of Angels Towing of Fithian and Homer in his down time.

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:00am

UI professor's Paper 2 Tree project aims to grow an academic forest

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Mattia Gazzola is encouraging his colleagues to give back to their communities by replenishing forestation used in the process of researcing writing and editing an academic paper.

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Nov. 24, 2017

Top of the Morning, Nov. 24, 2017

Don't worry, Tuscola and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football fans: NBC Sports Chicago has you covered for the state finals.


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