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 news-gazette.com, 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.

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TOP SPORTS STORIES

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2. Matta out at Ohio State

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TOP VIDEOS

1. Central celebrates the final out

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3. Champaign Central loses heartbreaker

TOP PHOTO GALLERIES

1. Photo finish: Best of John Dixon

2. Behind the scenes: Central baseball

3. 3A Super Sectional: Central vs. Mascoutah