Top of the Morning, Jan. 23, 2018

Top of the Morning, Jan. 23, 2018

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Mahomet-Seymour's KOBE PARTLOW, a do-it-all senior who is headed to Texas State for college.

"It will be a big change in culture," the 18-year-old said. "I'm ready for it."

At M-S, Partlow is president of Spanish Club, editor of the school's yearbook and involved in the freshman mentoring program.

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

"You'll find out how everyone at our school looks out for each other," he said, "and how much school spirit we have."

Online audience

What was trending last week at, which in a seven-day period ending Sunday saw 1,206,032 pageviews:


1. Arrest made in Rantoul stabbing death

2. Accused kidnapper's attorneys want main charge dropped, venue changed

3. Judge 'quashed' thousands of warrants


1. George, Crouch leaving UI football team

2. Illini hire new offensive coordinator

3. Illini hand out four new offers


1. Underwood: 'They were a much better basketball team'

2. Game of the Week: Monticello at St. Joseph-Ogden girls' basketball

3. Colin's Best Of The Bunch: Jan. 15, 2018


1. Burnham Mansion tour

2. HS Boy's Basketball: Vermilion County Tournament 1/16/18

3. On The Town: Harlem Globetrotters 2018

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