Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

Top of the Morning, Nov. 12, 2017

On Wednesday, N-G Design Editor Mike Goebel sent pictures back to the office from his daughter's basketball game in Mansfield — not from the court but from the hallways.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 11, 2017

SALLY CLARNO BAUM knows her uncle's story well, having learned as a very young girl of his death in World War II. After this weekend, she hopes many more will become aware of MALCOLM CLARNO's service to our country.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 9, 2017

The women of Wrapped In Prayer have a good thing going in Mahomet.

Their goodwill group — and the donations needed to make it happen — keep growing.

"We're just trying to do something positive," said SALLY ROTH, who helped found WIP in 2012.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 8, 2017

Being invited to speak at last week's Obama Foundation Summit was an honor for Champaign's BRENDA EHEART. What happened after her presentation made the trip to Chicago even more memorable.

2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 8

Welcome to Year 2 of High School Confidential, a project involving 34 area high school students who will write weekly for The News-Gazette and news-gazette.com. We’ll introduce each of the budding journalists throughout the school year, and let each student take over our Snapchat account 'news-gazette' on a Thursday (this week it'll be Danville's Barb Westerfield). The panel:

Top of the Morning, Nov. 7, 2017

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Danville's BARB WESTERFIELD.

"Babs" has fit in well since moving from Chicago in seventh grade. The senior is digging her final year because of "the school spirit," she said. "No matter the situation, we always stand strong as a school."

Top of the Morning, Nov. 5, 2017

Champaign's TIM DIXON isn't one to brag about all he does for the American Heart Association. But if he bumped into those doctors who didn't give him much of a chance as a baby, he might just beat his chest a bit.

"They told my parents I wouldn't do much of anything," he said. "I guess I proved them wrong."

Top of the Morning, Nov. 4, 2017

Savoy's VIV WILSON owes much of her success as a hairstylist to her cooperative younger sister, St. Joseph's BARB HORNER.

"She was my guinea pig," Wilson said. "She eventually forgave me."

Top of the Morning, Nov. 2, 2017

TODAY

Our colorful 84-page IlliniHQ Basketball Yearbook hits newsstands. The sixth in our award-winning series of UI yearbooks, this one has Brad Underwood on the cover and nearly 200 photographs inside. It costs $5 and is available at Walgreen's, Circle K and our lobby at 15 Main St.

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2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 7

Welcome to Year 2 of High School Confidential, a project involving 34 area high school students who will write weekly for The News-Gazette and news-gazette.com. We’ll introduce each of the budding journalists throughout the school year, and let each student take over our Snapchat account 'news-gazette' on a Thursday (this week it'll be Fisher's Bailey Parks-Moore). The panel: