Top of the Morning, Aug. 24, 2018

When LOVIE SMITH was hired as Illinois football coach in March 2016, he had the full support of former Illini JASON DAVIS, who played for Smith with the Chicago Bears.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 23-30, 2018


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Go Figure, Aug. 21, 2018

Take a bow, Danville. You produced two of the three greatest Illinois-born actors of all-time, according to online voting in the Illinois Top 200 project, a yearlong series being held in conjunction with the state's bicentennial birthday.

Who lives here? Aug. 18, 2018

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Danville company's Barry Bonds plaque a hit on ESPN

DANVILLE — Trigard signs and plaques can be found all over the country, but one of the Danville company's creations recently garnered national attention on ESPN.

Weekend Top 10, Aug. 17, 2018

Places to be and things to see this weekend, courtesy of staff writer Tim Mitchell:

A reunion 130 years in the making

Organizers of Cissna Park's Old Settlers Reunion are marking the 130th celebration by bringing in country party band Dixie Crush for an 8 p.m. concert Saturday on the outdoor stage at the village park.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 17, 2018

Want to know what makes Tuscola tick? WEIU has a show for you.

On Aug. 30, the station is airing "Tuscola: This is Our Story."

Frank's Faves: Movies where people lose body parts

"Just a flesh wound." — John Cleese as the Black Knight in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975)

It HAD been a pretty good week for Frank's Faves.

Last week's column didn't appear to offend any one unduly or make any glaring factual errors (judging by a general lack of negative feedback). And I came away with a bucket full of new, good suggestions for future faves.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 16-23, 2018


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Rich Warren | Today's TVs still have limitations

In my youth, our 23-inch TV screen looked huge. Even the 16-inch screen in my bedroom seemed substantial. The maximum home TV screen size settled at 25 inches for decades.