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Let's talk Beckman

Or recruiting. Or Wes Lunt. Or the Big Ten's showing in bowl games. To get a question in to beat writer Matt Daniels for his 1 p.m. Friday chat, click here


Top of the morning, Dec. 31, 2013

Something to get you going today, courtesy executive editor Jim Rossow:

Winner, winner chicken dinner

That wasn't holiday shopping traffic clogging a section of Bloomington Road in Champaign last week. It was a string of cars waiting to turn into the drive-thru lane at Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, which opened Dec. 20.


Questions about '14 laws? Ask our expert

On Fridays, columnist Tom Kacich empties his mailbag. With a bunch of new laws kicking in Wednesday — 70 mph on interstates, teen tanning, cellphones in cars, the list goes on — which ones make the most sense?


What's your resolution?

We asked readers of The News-Gazette to put their New Year's resolutions in writing  and they came through with flying colors.

From being happy to quitting smoking to eating less candy, they used a white board in our lobby to express their goals for 2014.

Check out the photo gallery to the right.


Top of the morning, Dec. 29, 2013

Something to get you going today, courtesy executive editor Jim Rossow:


Champaign's Kuck headed back to Olympics


KEARNS, Utah — Sharon Kuck made plans to travel to the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia long before her speedskating son attempted to qualify for his second Winter Games.


$5 million nets alumus section in his name

CHICAGO — Though his job keeps him on the West Coast for long stretches, John Giuliani knows his way around Memorial Stadium and State Farm Center.

"He comes back a lot with the sole purpose of seeing us play," Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas said Friday night. "He'd be OK with me saying that in a lot of ways, he's just a normal guy, a guy who bleeds orange and blue."


Top of the morning, Dec. 28, 2013

Something to get you going today, courtesy executive editor Jim Rossow:

New Year's resolution anyone?

Karen Myers of Mahomet has a goal in mind, which she shared with us earlier this week in our lobby. In Sunday's News-Gazette, we'll show you what 18 other readers jotted down on our white board.


Top of the morning, Dec. 26, 2013

Something to get you going today, courtesy executive editor Jim Rossow:


Top of the morning, Dec. 24, 2013

Something to get you going today, courtesy executive editor Jim Rossow.

A penny for his thoughts

We turned to Jim Turpin, in his 36th year at WDWS 1400-AM, for his top local stories in 2013. And for what the host of "A Penny For Your Thoughts" thinks will top the charts in 2014.


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