Top of the Morning, June 13, 2017

Top of the Morning, June 13, 2017

As a tribute to Tony Clements, WDWS 1400-AM will air special programming — including a portion of his funeral service — at 7 p.m. Friday.

Clements, one of our community's true difference-makers, died last week after a battle with cancer. He was 68. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Owens Funeral Home in Champaign. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at Urbana's Stone Creek Church, where he was a member.

At, I hope you give "Tony Clements: 1949-2017" a look. Our Tim Ditman compiled stories and podcasts on the effervescent Clements, who impacted town and gown during his productive stay in C-U.

Online audience

What was trending last week at, which in a seven-day period ending Sunday saw 1,198,742 pageviews:


1. 10-year-old Camargo girl killed in wreck on I-57

2. Police release new details about missing UI scholar

3. Homicide probe leads to two more arrests


1. Central star picks Illini

2. Matta out at Ohio State

3. Lovie: 'You don't get out of a family'


1. Central celebrates the final out

2. Game of the Week: Central mounts incredible comeback in super-sectional

3. Champaign Central loses heartbreaker


1. Photo finish: Best of John Dixon

2. Behind the scenes: Central baseball

3. 3A Super Sectional: Central vs. Mascoutah