PAXTON- There's more than corn and soybeans sprouting up in the rural countryside west of Paxton.
ATHENS, Ga. – When Illinois arrived at the NCAA men's tennis championships, it had a nice resume, but not much practical, real-world experience.
"We had been No. 1 in the nation before, but that was all on paper," Illini junior Amer Delic said. "Nationally, we'd never really done anything."
URBANA - Like chief executive officers everywhere in a recession, Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh is shuffling resources to get more work out of the same number of employees.
URBANA - Authorities are investigating the cause of a pre-dawn fire at the Crusaders Church in northeast Urbana this morning.
DANVILLE - Tossing a football in the air while waiting for class to begin, Danville High School student Ross Silotto Jr. doesn't look like a person with a talent for crunching numbers.
Associate judges around Illinois are being evaluated by lawyers as their bosses decide whether to renew their appointments.
Some stick with the traditional penny or dime. Others go for the unconventional poker chip. Happy Gilmore's caddy used a cracker (which he ate at the end of the hole).
The golfer's ballmark. Doesn't seem like such a big deal. Until you find one that starts to work wonders.
MAHOMET - Village officials believe one of the community's biggest traffic bottlenecks will be relieved this summer as work crews make improvements to State Street.
URBANA - William was an undemanding baby who would lie content in his crib while his mother, Lisa Webb, took care of his older sister, Brittany, now 7.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It's in the nature of the star athlete to be easily offended, to have a pride that's susceptible to wounding.
So nobody would blame DeAaron Williams for being bothered if it's true, as he suspects, that his home-state university has him "on their second level" when it comes to recruiting.