OGDEN – An autopsy is scheduled to be performed Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield on a man who died in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 74 on Tuesday.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said a man believed to be from Indiana was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, about a mile and a half west of Ogden.
DANVILLE – Danville teachers and support staff could be a step closer to a strike after its union and Danville school board negotiation teams failed to reach a tentative agreement Tuesday evening.
The two sides met for a second time with a federal mediator, but talks broke down two hours into the session.
OLYMPIA FIELDS – If members of Illinois' golf team want the blueprint about how to conquer the South Course at Olympia Fields for their invitational there later this month, they can go right to their head coach.
Mike Small tied a course record, firing an 8-under-par 63 Tuesday to take a commanding lead after the second round of the Illinois PGA Championship.
DANVILLE – Five years ago, Danville's football team went 0-9. On Tuesday, the Vikings found themselves atop the latest Associated Press Class 6A poll.
"I think it's great people think that highly of us in the state. That's pretty neat coming from where we've come from," Danville coach B.J. Luke said.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery
Oval Office Address on Iraq
August 31, 2010
Good evening. Tonight, I’d like to talk to you about the end of our combat mission in Iraq, the ongoing security challenges we face, and the need to rebuild our nation here at home.
Last year, Monticello's boys' cross-country team was the fifth best in the state in Class 1A. Just one of its top seven runners was a senior.
ATHLETE, SCHOOL YR.
Kara Anderson, Danville Sr.
Hayley Bell, Rantoul Fr.
Chelsea Blaase, St. Joseph-Ogden Jr.
Betsy Bogle, Shiloh So.
Brittany Bohn, Mahomet-Seymour Sr.
Kathryn Boyer, St. Thomas More Jr.
Haley Briggs, Argenta-Oreana Jr.
Kim Carter, Danville So.
Nicole Choquette, Urbana So.
Prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner contacted every boys' and girls' cross-country coach from conferences in our area for their thoughts about the upcoming season:
Big 12 Boys
(100 points maximum; first-place votes in parentheses)
Normal West (10) 100
Normal Community 78
ATHLETE, SCHOOL YR.
Albert Anastasio, Urbana Uni High Sr.
Matt Avenatti, Georgetown-RF/Chrisman Jr.
Petey Biddle, Monticello Sr.
Scott Blanck, Urbana Jr.
John Butcher, Mahomet-Seymour Jr.
Matt Cleveland, Danville Sr.
Nick Cole, Rantoul Sr.
Daniel Coleman, Champaign Central Sr.