Jeff D'Alessio

Jeff D'Alessio

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, March 17, 2019

Consider this your 365-day warning: On March 17, 2020, Illinois, Florida and Arizona will hold presidential primaries, becoming the 22nd, 23rd and 24th states to do so. What storylines should we be paying close attention to between now and then? That's the question we posed to this week's panel in part one of a two-Sunday miniseries.

Election 2019: The choices are yours

Exactly one year from today, Land of Lincolners will go to the polls to decide who should represent the two major parties in the 2020 presidential election.

But first, there's another election to attend to.

Just 1 Question: UI media alums' unforgettable stories

This being Sunshine Week — media's annual spotlight on the importance of open government — Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO asked three of the 1,610 former Illini profiled on our special UI-at-150-and-beyond website to tell us a story about a challenging assignment they've reported on.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio: How-to edition

Back by popular demand, an occasional feature we debuted in January: the Big 10, how-to edition, where we seek out expert advice from near and far on a variety of topics.

Got a how-to topic you'd like us to pursue? E-mail it to jdalessio@news-gazette.com.

 

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, March 3, 2019

Want to lay a few bucks on Illini-Wildcats? By this time next year, you may be able to — without committing a misdemeanor. As lawmakers across America craft bills to pave the way for legalized betting on games — pro and college alike — we asked 10 experts: On a 1-to-10 scale, how concerned are you about the effects gambling could have on college athletics?

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio: Black history heroes, Part 2

In Part 2 of our Black History Month-inspired miniseries, we asked 23 familiar faces to think back to their childhood days and tell us about the African-American figure they found most inspiring or intriguing.

Flyin' high again: Tales from the '89 Illini

It's time to squeeze into that vintage "Lou Can Do" T-shirt, try to remember where you put that "Battle for Seattle" banner and stick a pin or two in your Bobby Knight voodoo doll.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio: Black history heroes

In Part 1 of our Black History Month-inspired miniseries, we asked 25 familiar faces to think back to their childhood days and tell us about the African American figure they found most inspiring or intriguing.

Come back next Sunday for Part 2, featuring a panel of 40, including Steve Harvey, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jason Heyward, Aisha Hinds, Leon Dash and Gus Johnson.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Feb. 10, 2019

We're up to 1,587 alumni profiles at our special UI-at-150-and-beyond website (uofi150.news-gazette.com), with no end in sight. Just posted: campus memories from 10 women who've done Alma especially proud. Here are their stories about the people and places that had a profound impact on them.

 

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Feb. 3, 2019

In honor of 'Black Panther' becoming the first superhero movie to be nominated for a best picture Oscar, we posed this question to a super-sized panel of area elementary schoolers: If you could be any superhero (or super villain), who would you go with?

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