Jeff D'Alessio

Jeff D'Alessio

Election 2018 | Who's in, who's out for 2019

We learned last week that for the first time this century, SCOTT EISENHAUER's name won't appear on the ballot in Danville come spring. The city's four-term mayor is leaving Vermilion County for Rantoul, where he starts work as village administrator on Nov. 5.

We checked in on the candidacies of nine other sitting area mayors and village presidents whose terms end in the spring.

Go figure, Oct. 12, 2018

A numerical look at local headlines:

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Area towns in the running for the bet-you-didn't-know-this-was-a-thing national Water Tower of the Year award.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Oct. 7, 2018

Saturday's Senate vote showed that #MeToo's work is far from finished, advocates say. But, they're quick to add, things are a lot better now than they were even just a few years ago. We asked influential women in a variety of fields for their take on how much progress has been made and how #MeToo will be remembered when we look back 20 years from now.


The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 30, 2018

With tuition talk making local headlines lately, we asked this week's panel of experts: On a 1-10 scale, with 10 being mission critical, how concerned are you about college affordability?

Rauner discusses pot, sports betting, wage laws in visit to N-G

Gov. BRUCE RAUNER spent the first day of early voting in C-U checking out the new Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory after fielding questions at 15 Main St. from The News-Gazette's editorial board.

Among the things he had to say Thursday, 39 days before he faces Democrat J.B. Pritzker in the general election:

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 23, 2018

Who says it's all fake news on TV these days? With the longest continuously running primetime program — '60 Minutes' — kicking off season No. 51 a week from tonight, we asked acclaimed journalists and ace interviewers to tell us about their most unforgettable Q&A session. Here are 10 such stories.

SJ-O's 2018 Hall of Fame class includes four multi-sport athletes

ST. JOSEPH — In his day, no one around here could catch ROBBY RING in the sprints.

In hers, few could go the distance like ASHLEY (WRIGHT) PADDOCK — a four-time all-stater in cross-country and track.

My Favorite Things: Heritage Superintendent Tom Davis

Among TOM DAVIS' titles these days: Heritage schools superintendent, district technology coordinator, high school principal ... and resident Cubs fanatic.

The Big 10: Triumph in Calgary, tragedy in Lockerbie

Where were you 30 years ago, when we said hello to 'The Wonder Years,' wait-till-next-year to fans of other Big Ten basketball teams, and welcome back to NASA's space shuttle program after a 2½-year break? That's the topic for this week's panelists, who shared with us a memory from 1988.

'Use your voice': A few words with 2018 Woman of Distinction Jennifer Roscoe

Tonight at the Illinois Terminal, the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois will honor WCIA newscaster, UI Class of '93 alumna and active volunteer JENNIFER ROSCOE as their 2018 Woman of Distinction. On the eve of the annual Diamonds, Desserts & Distinction gala, Roscoe took time out to answer a few questions.