Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

Excerpt: The Greatest Day

Where were you that day? Tom Kacich would love to know - tell him here

On Sunday, The News-Gazette's Matt Daniels revisits what arguably is the greatest day in University of Illinois athletic history: The comeback win against Arizona that sent Bruce Weber's 2004-05 Illini to the Final Four.

Top of the Morning, March 14, 2015

Customer service is critical to our mission.

So when I receive a letter like the one subscriber Helen Mardis sent to N-G carrier Eager Brown, it makes my day.

Cover your ears: Here's the call-in show after today's loss

Fans weighed in with angry intentions during today's call-in radio show, hosted by our Brian Moline.

To listen, click here

Custard Cup's sale has Tom Hanks' attention

On Wednesday, our Don Dodson broke the story of Custard Cup's upcoming sale.

Today, Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hanks weighed in on Twitter.

Top of the morning, March 12, 2015

When I was in grade school, the closest thing we got to a multimedia project was passing notes. The second-graders at Champaign's Stratton Elementary are a bit more advanced.

Top of the Morning, March 11, 2015

In 1983, some of Danville's biggest stars — including Dick Van Dyke, Jerry Van Dyke and Gene Hackman — returned home for a Fischer Theatre fundraiser.

More than three decades later, another star-powered reunion is in the works.

Top of the Morning, March 10, 2015

It's a big week for brackets in The News-Gazette.

On Monday, of course, we'll publish the Big One: NCAA basketball's 68-team bracket which may or may not include Illinois (our beat writer, Marcus Jackson, is more optimistic than most bracketologists who have John Groce's team headed to the NIT).

Top of the Morning, March 4, 2015

Linda Case had a lot of help with her latest book, "Dog Food Logic."

They go by Vinny, Chip and Cooper and are always by her feet.

Top of the Morning, March 3, 2015

On Monday, Editor & Publisher came out with its list of "10 Newspapers That Do It Right 2015."

Top of the Morning, March 1, 2015

On Saturday morning, for the first time I can remember, Liz Brunson failed me.

I called her for a photograph from Friday's annual United Way of Champaign County banquet at iHotel, where Liz was honored as a Difference Maker.

"I didn't bring my camera," she said.

That's like Loren Tate showing up at an Illini game without a pen.