Jeff D'Alessio

Jeff D'Alessio

On second try, Dems nominate Douglas for county board seat

In the latest twist in a monthlong drama, Democratic precinct committee members have chosen attorneyTracy Douglas to fill the 22nd seat on the Champaign County Board.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 10, 2018

We asked 10 women who've appeared on a variety of stages: What do you make of Miss America saying bye bye to bikinis and evening gowns and hello to a competition that's open to women of all shapes and sizes?

Past Miss America participants welcome new CEO's changes

It's one thing to parade across the stage in heels and an evening gown, with millions watching on national TV.

But it's quite another to do the same wearing nothing but a swimsuit and a sash — even in the days before high-definition television.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 3, 2018

The memories from A-list Illini continue to flood in at uofiat150.news-gazette.com. Among the 1,255 stories about favorite places and people that former UI students and staff shared with us are these 10, set to debut this week at our special sesquicentennial website.

1-word answers: The future of sports betting in America

Editor Jeff D'Alessio asked 26 familiar faces who talk sports for a living for the one word they'd use to describe big changes that appear to be on the way — where anyone, in any state, without breaking any law, can bet on sporting events.

OVERDUE

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 27, 2018

In the third and final installment of our end-of-school series, we asked members of the Class of 2018: What are the top three items on your 10-year bucket list?

Survey: Lawmakers mixed on sports gambling in Illinois

What's your opinion? Submit a Letter to the Editor here

If Lou Lang moves fast, it might be a mere matter of weeks before the Skokie state representative has a sports wagering bill ready for inspection by his fellow legislators.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 20, 2018

In installment No. 2 of our three-part Sunday series, we asked members of the high school Class of 2018: What are the top three items on your 10-year bucket list?

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 13, 2018

Back by popular demand, we asked members of the high school Class of 2018: What are the top three items on your 10-year bucket list? (Coming the next two Sundays: Same question for seniors at 20 other area high schools).

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 6, 2018

This being commencement week on campus, we asked 10 folks who'll have speaking roles during UI college and departmental graduation ceremonies: What's the best piece of professional advice you ever received?