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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.
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.
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).
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.
On Monday, Editor & Publisher came out with its list of "10 Newspapers That Do It Right 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.
She's an honor roll seventh-grader at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High, a cheerleader with the Inferno Firecrackers, a multi-sport athlete who isn't afraid to branch out (bocce, anyone?), a Miss Amazing Pageant contestant, a Tom Jones Challenger League standout and the first one in line for pizza parties, dances and bowling outings with friends.
On Friday, the ladies of Peace Lutheran Church in Thomasboro will deliver 24 of their finest quilts to VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville. With a smile.
"There's definitely a need," organizer Ronda Scott said.