Top of the Morning, Oct. 17, 2017

Top of the Morning, Oct. 17, 2017

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the students behind "High School Confidential."

Today: Paxton-Buckley-Loda senior MADISON GROHLER, who is pursuing a career in communications. The 17-year-old enjoys attending PBL — "it is easy to get involved" — and will get a chance to show off her Ford County school Thursday when she takes over our Snapchat account. Follow along by searching for "news-gazette" on the app.

Here's more on Madison:

On Twitter: @MadiG00
On Instagram: @madig21
Next year, I’ll be ... attending a four-year college and missing my friends, family and dog.
In 10 years, I’ll be ... happy.

Online audience

What was trending last week at, which in a seven-day period ending Sunday saw 993,962 pageviews:


1. Scene in court too much for mother of missing UI scholar

2. Medical-supplies company laying off 83 at Champaign plant

3. Crash backs up Interstate 74 between Fithian, Oakwood


1. High school football scoreboard: Oct. 13-14, 2017

2. Dosunmu down to two

3. Decision looming for Dosunmu


1. Underwood: 'We haven't had a bad day'

2. Friday on the Farm, Oct. 13, 2017

3. Prep football 2017: Week 8 Helmet Stickers


1. UI Men's Basketball Media Day 2017

2. HS Golf: Central boys reach state

3. HS Volleyball: PBL vs. Rantoul 2017

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