Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

Top of the Morning, April 26, 2018

In today's Letters to the Editor section, you can read an impassioned plea to clean up Boneyard Creek, eloquently written by LEIGHTON CLARK.

She's 9 years old.

2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 30

Welcome to Year 2 of High School Confidential, a project involving 36 area high school students who will write weekly for The News-Gazette and news-gazette.com.

Top of the Morning, April 24, 2018

Senior WILL LITTLE's Snapchat story about Tuscola's day at Busch Stadium ended abruptly late Sunday afternoon when rain washed out the much-anticipated high school game against Clinton.

"Our guys put a ton of effort into having this experience," Tuscola coach DUFF HOEL said. "They all understood that rain could pose a problem, especially this spring."

Top of the Morning, April 22, 2018

On Friday at the Urbana Free Library, University of Illinois grad Dorothy Mae "Dodee" Buzzard will celebrate her birthday — she hit 99 on April 12 — and show off her skills as an artist.

Top of the Morning, April 21, 2018

This year's Ray Eliot Award recipient at the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association clinic considers herself "a different type of winner."

"I don't have a school and I'm not a coach," said St. Joseph's DAWN VAN BUSKIRK.

Top of the Morning, April 19, 2018

The president was out of town when Monticello's BOB POYNTON and his popular singing group, The Lettermen, were invited to the White House in 1991.

Not that they missed hobnobbing with GEORGE H.W. BUSH. The first lady made sure of that, rolling out the red carpet before their performance at the Kennedy Center.

Top of the Morning, April 18, 2018

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SARA BOHLEN spent Tuesday producing radio commercials, chatting up MIKE HAILE on WHMS 97.5-FM and doing a TV spot on WCIA.

She's an 18-year-old senior at Mahomet-Seymour High School.

2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 29

Welcome to Year 2 of High School Confidential, a project involving 36 area high school students who will write weekly for The News-Gazette and news-gazette.com.

Top of the Morning, April 17, 2018

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Judah Christian's KIM DILLMAN, a talented senior who is headed to Ball State in the fall.

The salutatorian of a 17-member class is finishing off a long run at Judah, where she enrolled in preschool and stayed put.

Top of the Morning, April 15, 2018

At 55 years old, Dana Overman's career as an artist is just starting.

The energetic Champaign mother of five — and grandmother to five, too — made her Boneyard Arts Festival debut on Friday night, showing her series of 10 creative fine art images at The Human Narrative at 110 on University Avenue (above).

"I want to do this forever," she said. "Champaign is my launching space."