Editor's Desk

"Free to Tweet" campaign supports First Amendment

High school and college students still have five days left to take part in the “Free to Tweet” campaign and have a chance to win $5,000 in the process. You may have noticed the ads in our newspaper and on the website, and here's what it's about.


Sunday's News-Gazette: Frances Nelson, Danville budget woes, all-area football

Here's a preview of some of the stories we're planning for Sunday's newspaper, including a look at Frances Nelson's new ownership, possible fire department cuts in Danville and our All-Area Football team.


Coming in Sunday's News-Gazette

Here's a look at some of the stories we have coming in Sunday's paper: Green roofs, Champaign police history, a facelift for Danville High School and much more.


Friday's News-Gazette: Virginia Theatre, Landmark Hotel, fiscal cliff

In Friday's paper, we'll take you on an up-close tour of restoration work at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign. We'll also have an update on a historic Landmark Hotel in Urbana and a look at the fiscal cliff and local school districts.


In Thursday's News-Gazette: Springfield action, PTI graduates, celebrity chef

In Thursday's paper, we'll be looking at an eventful day in Springfield, a graduating class from the once-endangered Police Training Institute and a celebrity chef who was in town.


'Tundra' joins the comics lineup

A long search for the last comic strip to fill out our comics page lineup is over — based on overwhelmingly positive reaction from readers, we've picked up Chad Carpenter's Tundra, which we've been running as a guest comic for a little over a month.


News-Gazette pre-election coverage wraps up Sunday

We'll be wrapping up our pre-election coverage in Sunday's paper with information about local and national races, polling place lists and other resources for voters.


In Friday's News-Gazette: UI solar power, "grace period" voting, Illini grid woes

Here's a look at some of the stories we're working on for our Friday newspaper, including solar power coming to the UI, lawmakers weighing in on "grace period" voting, and more on Illini football woes.


Wednesday's News-Gazette: Emergency room expansion, school report cards, Halloween sports frights

In Wednesday's newspaper, we'll have stories about emergency room expansion, school report cards and a frightening column in Sports.
Carle Foundation Hospital has received the go-ahead from state regulators to expand and remodel its 30-year-old emergency department. Debra Pressey has the details.
Education reporter Meg Dickinson has a look at school report cards for area schools.


This weekend in The News-Gazette: Soccer, football, traffic, ties with China, trick-or-treat hours

Our plans for weekend newspapers include prep soccer coverage, Illini football, local politics, UI ties with China and much more.


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