Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

Top of the Morning, March 13, 2018

Game time for the fourth Gottheil Cup has been set: 8 p.m. on March 30 at the UI Ice Arena.

Top of the Morning, March 11, 2018

The kids in Kevin Root's marketing, accounting and web design classes at Hoopeston Area High School are challenged each day to pay close attention to their teacher.

Blame it on Root's interior design skills, which can make eyes wander.

Top of the Morning, March 10, 2018

It won't draw the crowd the eclipse did in August, but next week's closing of Snake Road will lead to increased traffic in and around Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois.

"If it's nice out, you'll see a line of cars parked at the gates at each end of the road," said Shawnee wildlife biologist PAUL WIDOWSKI, who likened it to Woodstock "for snake nuts."

Top of the Morning, March 8, 2018

Tuesday night's fundraising concert put on by the Lady Legends went so well, organizers already are thinking about Round II.

"The universal feeling was we have to figure out a way to do it again," said TODD SALEN.

More than 250 tickets were sold, helping raise around $4,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer.

What's next for Illinois basketball?

Will Mark Smith's decision to transfer mark the end of the offseason movement in regards to Illinois basketball?

Probably not, Loren Tate explains in this week's podcast 'Tatelines: Unedited.'

Top of the Morning, March 7, 2018

The clever Illinois Top 200 project allows voters to choose 10 favorites in 20 different categories leading up to the state's 200th birthday on Dec. 3. Head over to illinoistop200.com to participate.

The first results — best movies in state history — were released this week. The Top 10:

2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 23

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, March 6, 2018

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Hoopeston Area seniors DANIEL BASS and ARIEL REEVES, who have thoroughly enjoyed their time as Cornjerkers.

Bass, headed to Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., credits "all of the teachers. ... They all go out of their way to assure the student that someone cares about them."

Top of the Morning, March 4, 2018

For John Garth, the good that came with his induction into UPS' prestigious 'Circle of Honor' — for employees with 25 years of safe driving — included a patch, certificate and leather jacket.

The bad?

Ask his wife.

Top of the Morning, March 3, 2018

You don't have to know your Xs and Os to raise money for Coaches vs. Cancer.

On Tuesday night at The City Center in Champaign, the Lady Legends — seven of the most accomplished singers in these parts — will take the stage for a good cause.