Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

Local DAR, SAR chapters announce 2019 Good Citizen Award winners

The Alliance Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution and the Piankeshaw Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Good Citizens Award Program.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 7, 2019

To celebrate Day 100 of second grade at North Ward Elementary in Tuscola, 8-year-old MIA VITALE turned to her parents for help.

Smart — and popular — move.

The owners of Joe's Pizza in Tuscola — TONY and SARAH VITALE — donated 100 slices of pepperoni and cheese to make every second-grader's day.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 6, 2019

Champaign Central High (2004) and University of Illinois (2008) grad BEN BLOOMER thoroughly enjoyed Super Bowl week with one exception:

The final score.

As the Patriots celebrated their 13-3 win in Atlanta, the Rams assistant equipment manager was "packing up all of our sideline gear and wading through confetti," Bloomer said. "It was miserable."

2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 17

Welcome to Year 3 of High School Confidential, an ambitious project made possible by aspiring student journalists from every corner of our circulation area.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 5, 2019

KEELY McCORKLE is making the most of her senior year.

Our "High School Confidential" correspondent from St. Joseph-Ogden is president of the school's National Honor Society chapter, secretary for Student Council, Spanish Club leader, Students Against Destructive Decisions leader, a varsity cheerleader and a varsity shot-putter/discus-thrower.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 3, 2019

The past couple of years, the Drake family has been renting out the community center in Newman for holiday celebrations.

December's get-together was the first without Jim Drake, a former Newman High star and community do-gooder who passed away in June.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 2, 2019

On Sunday, our 'All Access: State Farm Center' project will include more than 100 photos and five stories spotlighting the men and women who make an Illinois basketball Game Day go. A sample:

Top of the Morning, Jan. 31, 2019

For the first time, the Virginia Theatre is hosting CU's Got Talent, Champaign West Rotary's biggest fundraiser.

Emcee JESSICA KUNZ of WCIA and Virginia Director STEVEN BENTZ were kind enough to brave Wednesday's cold to make our On The Go cover happen.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 30, 2019

This week's cold snap prompted MARK SHAFER to make his heated shed available to anyone with an outside dog or cat in need of shelter.

The 47-year-old Arcola farmer and his family said if you provide a leash and food, "we'll provide the couch, warm shed and love for the animals."

How cool is that?

2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 16

Welcome to Year 3 of High School Confidential, an ambitious project made possible by aspiring student journalists from every corner of our circulation area.

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