From snowstorms to floods, from campus unrest to high school celebrations ... The News-Gazette photo staff was on the scene in 2014.
We asked photo editor John Dixon and staff photographers Heather Coit, Rick Danzl, Holly Hart and Robin Scholz for their best photographs — and, boy, did they deliver.
When Nick Anderson beat Indiana with a buzzer-beating heave in 1989, WDWS announcers Jim Turpin and Loren Tate went, well, crazy.
Voice of the Illini Jim Turpin: "Anderson hits it! Anderson hits it! Anderson hits it! Illinois wins! Illinois wins! Illinois wins! Illinois wins!"
We're off to a warmer-than-usual start in December. But, according to in-house meteoroligist Greg Soulje (@gregagwx), there's still a chance for a white Christmas.
"In the ever-so-slightest sense," he said Monday. "There may be 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches of snow on the ground across East Central Illinois and the C-U area. This snow system arrives around Dec. 23-24.