Late UI game means late press start Saturday night

The Illini football game against Arizona State in Phoenix starts at 9:30 Saturday night.

We're planning to carry coverage of the game in Sunday morning's paper, but the late game will delay our press start well past its usual time. We aim to have deliveries completed by 7 a.m. Sunday as usual, but if you get your paper late, we're sorry for the inconvenience.

Urbana students learn broadcasting skills

URBANA — The top of the press box at Urbana's athletic complex is far enough from the field that you can easily see all the action.

Several students in teacher Erin Ludwick's journalism class are stationed there regularly, carefully recording fall sporting events and learning how to produce a broadcast and stream video online.

With help from faith, friends, family, young lady maintains positive outlook after diagnosis

CHAMPAIGN — A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis hasn't changed Kelsey Lee Kaiser all that much.

The smile has rarely left her face.

"She's been like that since she was a little girl, always a smile on her face," mother Missy Kaiser said.

And Shannon Roberts, her aunt (and her boss at The Fitness Center in Champaign), said: "She's never known a stranger. She's so outgoing."

Historic '44 steam locomotive passing through area today

A historic steam engine will make its way through East Central Illinois today (Wednesday, Sept. 5) during a trek across the eastern United States.

CASA sets new training session

URBANA — Champaign County Court-Appointed Special Advocates will start a new training session soon for potential new advocates to speak up for the more than 400 abused and neglected children in Champaign County Court.

Studio Visit: Tito Carrillo

Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, Melissa Merli visits with Tito Carrillo, a professor of trumpet at the University of Illinois. In the Sept. 2 newspaper, we'll have a visit with Alan Mette, executive associate director of the University of Illinois School of Art + Design. 

Getting Personal: Sandra Ahten


Community rallies to help injured child

MAHOMET — A community of supporters continues to grow for a Mahomet family after their 7-year-old son, Jeremiah King, was hit by a car three weeks ago.

On The Town: Parkland Foundation Campaign Kickoff 2012

Images from the August 28, 2012 Parkland Foundation Campaign Kickoff at Worden Martin in Champaign.

GOW - Gary and Jane Armstrong, Champaign August 2012


Photos from the garden Gary and Jane Armstrong at their home in Champaign, Ill. on . Friday, August 17, 2012.