Top of the Morning, Dec. 5, 2017

Top of the Morning, Dec. 5, 2017

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Heritage senior COURTNEY STEWART of Broadlands.

The 18-year-old's Twitter and Instagram handles — @Courtney_911 and @courtneystewart911_, respectively— hint at her ambitous career plans.

"The ultimate goal is to become a homicide detective," Stewart said, "and one day go into the FBI."

Stewart is off to a good start, completing a year's worth of classes at Parkland College before graduating high school.

On Thursday, she'll get to show Heritage in all its glory when she takes over our Snapchat account. Follow along by searching for "news-gazette" on the app.

Online audience

What was trending last week at, which in a seven-day period ending Sunday saw 1,172,542 pageviews:


1. Monticello teen who died in I-72 accident identified

2. Trio face weapons charges after gun fired out of car in Rantoul

3. Seven schools have confirmed cases of whooping cough in Champaign County


1. Nelson transferring from Illinois

2. Illini left in foul mood amid first loss

3. UI football's Watson, Megginson intend to transfer


1. Underwood: 'This team continued to fight'

2. Colin's Best of the Bunch: Nov. 27

3. Nichols: 'We're not at State Farm anymore'


1. Faces of Winter 2017: Boys Basketball

2. HS Girls Basketball: SJ-O vs. Tuscola

3. Faces of Winter 2017: Girls Basketball

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