Big 10: How'd you ask your date to homecoming?

Back from last week by popular demand: We asked romantics from area high schools to describe how they asked their date to the homecoming dance.



Award-winning care is their mission

In a bequest from the late Martin Wagner, a UI professor, the Gloria Valenti Awards were established six years ago to honor health care professionals who have touched the lives of others with their compassionate care and professional standards.

It's Your Business: Joe's Liquor opens in northwest Champaign

A new liquor store has opened on Champaign's northwest side.

Joe's Liquor on Bradley began operations Friday morning at 1807 W. Bradley Ave. in the Parkland Plaza shopping center.

Owner Joel Ruiz said having his own store has been a longtime goal.

Brice on a true national tour: All 50 states this year

Country music star Lee Brice said there's a misconception about him: That he was a songwriter whose songs were recorded by others, not a performer, before he hit it big.

Chuck Koplinski: Documentary shines a light on young activist

"I wondered if she was too good to be true."

No one could blame filmmaker Davis Guggenheim for being skeptical where the subject of his latest documentary, "He Named Me Malala," is concerned.

Faces of harvest: 'A big family'

When you think of the folks who bring in the fall harvest, the hard-working farmer is the first face that comes to mind.

Getting Personal: Jill Harlan

Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, 37-year-old Savoy resident Jill Harlan chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

Top of the morning, Oct. 11, 2015

The kids at Carrie Busey Elementary love their recess and not just for the chance to run around like banshees.

On a given day, there might be as many young bucks in the school's garden as there are on the jungle gym.

Updated: Want to see 'Consumed' here? Let your voice be heard

CHAMPAIGN — The first screening of "Consumed," the independent movie shot entirely in Champaign County last year, is sold out.

Meet one of the most influential minds in tech

Internet freedom activist SASCHA MEINRATH, back in town today for the 15th anniversary of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, was named to Newsweek's 2012 Digital Power Index Top 100 influencers for his efforts to develop open-source, low-cost community wireless networks and for his role in fighting the Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP acts.