Jeff D'Alessio

Jeff D'Alessio

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 2, 2018

With Krannert set to turn the big 5-0 later this school year, we'll catch up with those who've both starred on-stage and worked off it from time to time between now and April. This week, we ask our panel of 10: We say Krannert, you say ... what?

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Aug. 26, 2018

Welcome to town, UI Class of 2022. Picking up where we left off last week, we asked all-star alumni for words of wisdom they'd offer the freshman class on the eve of classes starting.

Go Figure, Aug. 21, 2018

Take a bow, Danville. You produced two of the three greatest Illinois-born actors of all-time, according to online voting in the Illinois Top 200 project, a yearlong series being held in conjunction with the state's bicentennial birthday.

All-star alums offer a few words of advice for the UI Class of '22

With the Class of 2022 about to descend upon Champaign-Urbana, we asked 10 UI alums who've gone on to big things for words of wisdom they'd offer the incoming freshman class.

Texts, treats and the NCAA

Up until now, the most trouble the suspended URBAN MEYER had found himself in at Ohio State involved a thank-you text to a Buckeyes football recruit.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Aug. 12, 2018

Picking up where we left off last week: We asked 10 more local educators who've taught eighth grade to share a story about their own experience during that oft-awkward stage of adolescence.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Aug. 5, 2018

Now showing at two local multiplexes: 'Eighth Grade,' the critically acclaimed comedy about that awkward stage of adolescence. With that,we asked 10 area eighth-grade teachers to share their cringe-worthy stories from their own eighth-grade experiences.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, July 29, 2018

Sixty years ago today, President Eisenhower signed the act that created NASA. Which got us thinking: What's in store for space exploration 60 years from now? For predictions, we turned to the experts.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, July 22, 2018

Picking up where we left off last week, we tracked down local fair-goers photographed as kids through the years by The News-Gazette and asked them to tell us about the most memorable animal they ever showed.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, July 15, 2018

This being fair season, we tracked down 10 local animal lovers photographed as kids through the years by The News-Gazette and asked them to tell us about the most memorable animal they ever showed.