This week's comments from readers:
Consumers might want to monitor their checking accounts a bit more closely and be wary of cashing certain checks in light of several warnings issued about a Web site which allows people to create their own checks.
At the Web site, www.qchex.com, registered participants can create and issue checks for a fee. But the Web site, which is owned by Neovi Data Corporation, does not investigate or verify any of the transactions, warned the Federal Deposit Insurance.com.any and local police.
A look back at Michigan State and look ahead at Iowa:
Here's how ex-Illini fared on Sunday:
CHAMPAIGN – Taking a sick child to the doctor this month: Free.
Taking a sick child to the doctor starting next month: $24.25.
CHAMPAIGN – Freshman Emily Zurrer headed in a goal off a corner kick in the 104th minute Sunday as the Illinois women's soccer team improved to 2-0 in the Big Ten with a 3-2 victory against Wisconsin at Illini Field.
The Illini, who let a 2-0 lead slip away in the second half, were redeemed in the second overtime period, when Zurrer redirected a corner kick from defender Christen Karniski for the goal.
CHAMPAIGN – What happens when your football team gives up 61 points in a game? Start with a restless night.
"It wasn't much of a night," Illinois coach Ron Zook said. "It was a long night. I've been there before. I'm sure I'll be there again."
CHAMPAIGN – School officials say hundreds of Champaign students haven't yet complied with state rules requiring them to file health records at their schools.
To make compliance easier for everyone, the district has scheduled a clinic from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 for physicals and immunizations. Services will be free, said Ecomet Burley, assistant superintendent for pupil services, who says he's worried about the number of children on the noncompliance list this year.
I was a starter on three Big Ten volleyball championship teams (1986, 1987, 1988), earning the Big Ten player of the year award in 1987. Third all time in career kills with 1,669, I'm the only Illinois player to wear the number 17. After earning second-team All-American honors in three straight years (1987, '88, '89), I played in the now-defunct Women's Professional Volleyball Association for two years along with a stint as an assistant coach at Auburn.