On Wednesdays, we run Milestones of all kinds in the print edition of The News-Gazette. Something to get you there:
Bob and Jody Bryan first met as 10-year-olds playing in a sandbox underneath a walnut tree in the tiny southern Illinois town of Ingraham, brought together by families who knew each other.
The "I Love the '90s" concert that State Farm Center announced in November was included in Sunday's Entertainment page roundup of recommended C-U shows in 2017.
Today marks the second time LaTianna Dumas' photograph has made it into The News-Gazette.
In 2006, it was for her role in "Peter and the Wolf" at Urbana's Yankee Ridge School. That's fourth-grade LaTianna (pictured) playing the part of a duck in the pond.
"My mom has it framed," she said.
I figured the Big Ten's dismal performance at this week's Outback Bowl — Florida 30, Iowa 3 — might have sucked the fun out of Blue Ridge High School's marching band trip to Florida.
I figured wrong.
Back at school Wednesday after a long holiday break, Lauren Gross had plenty to tell her Bement High classmates.
For New Year's resolution advice, we tapped Indianapolis-based Dr. Rob Bell, sport psychology coach and an expert in mental toughness training.
Bell, who counts Notre Dame, Marriott and Walgreens as clients, answered our call last year when we wondered which presidential candidate had the best mental makeup.
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They're throwing a 100th birthday bash for Gerald Peterson today at Danville's Hawthorne Inn.
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1. Arraignment in dismemberment case. Details of the tragic tale of Ashley Gibson emerged at Champaign County Courthouse on April 29.