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Top of the Morning, Sept. 26, 2014

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman and his staff, along with every college team in the country, will wear a special arm patch during Saturday's games to raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Unity student to sing on 'The Voice'

TOLONO — A Tolono teenager is hoping to make his dreams come true with an upcoming appearance on the popular NBC show "The Voice."

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

TUESDAY

Richard J. Leskosky: Funnyman Knotts will kick off N-G film series

The News-Gazette Film Series opens its 2014-2015 series with perhaps its oddest entry, "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken." The 1966 Don Knotts comedy screens at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Doug Wilson is ready to tackle some new challenges

After acting in university and community theater productions here, Broadlands native Doug Wilson moved to New York to break into show business.

To support himself he worked as a handyman. Eventually he built a clientele that included Michael Bloomberg before he became mayor — for seven years Wilson maintained his Upper East Side townhouse.

Who lives here? Sept. 20, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

The first person to email wholiveshere@news-gazette.com with a person who resides in the featured home will get a shout-out in next week's section.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 19, 2014

If you have never watched college football on ESPNews, you are not alone. The network, which airs Saturday's Illinois-Texas State game at 3 p.m., is in the second year of showing live games. So, this will be Illinois' maiden voyage on the channel.

Can you get it in Champaign-Urbana? How about Danville?

Who lives here? Sept. 13, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

The first person to email wholiveshere@news-gazette.com with a person who resides in the featured home will get a shout-out in next week's section.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 12, 2014

When you see students piled into the local restaurants and filling the streets near the Illinois campus, be nice. There might be the next Woodward or Bernstein in town. Or the next Loren Tate.

Antiquer's prize yields visit from cable TV star

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council agreed to close a portion of Market Street on Sept. 27 to help facilitate a festival to salute cable TV star Frank Fritz.