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Anthony Meads sentencing

A Champaign man twice convicted of killing an innocent bystander in northwest Champaign four years ago has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for murder. The sentence that Judge Tom Difanis handed Anthony Meads on Friday for the July 4, 2012, murder of Desirae Austin is five years less than what he gave Meads three years ago.

Illini Preview: 'They'll put pressure on you'

Illinois guards Malcolm Hill and Jalen Coleman-Lands discuss the challenge presented by Saturday's game against VCU in Miami while touching on the benefits and just what went right in the losing streak-snapping win against North Carolina State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Missy the Singing Dog, Josh the Barking Oboist

Heidi Schwarz, owner of Missy, a 7-year-old German shepherd, attempts to get Missy to bark during the Hindsley Symphonic Band's rendition of "Playfellow," a piece that was written by composer/conductor Henry Fillmore and performed by band and his dog "Mike" in the 1920s. At the Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. 

Indoor snowball fight

Old-fashioned fun, with a twist - About 50 residents and staff of Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana had an indoor snowball fight. 

Illini Recap: 'We ratcheted it up another level'

Illinois coach John Groce, Illini guards Tracy Abrams and Malcolm Hill and North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried share some thoughts on Tuesday's game between the Illini and Wolfpack at State Farm Center.

Richey: Best 20 minutes of the season for Illinois

Beat writer Scott Richey breaks down Illinois' 88-74 victory against North Carolina State — the strong second half in particular — in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

MJs Minute: Jay Simpson

Jay Simpson, who starred in basketball at Champaign Central and Purdue, is now giving back to his community. He filled us in during a visit with Marcus Jackson inside our studios in downtown Champaign.

Illini Preview: N.C. State scheme resembles Winthrop

Illinois coach John Groce and sixth-year Illini point guard discuss Tuesday's ACC/Big Ten Challenge game against North Carolina State.

Mahomet Police stop Dracy Pendleton

This video, supplied by the Mahomet Police Deptartment and edited by The News-Gazette for time and language, shows Mahomet officer Ryan Rich's traffic stop of Dracy Clint Pendleton on May 7, 2016. After receiving a written warning, Pendleton drives off while yelling at the officer. It triggered a weeklong incident that ended with Pendleton's death in southern Illinois.

N-G Top 10: Boys' Basketball Week 1

Champaign Central didn't win a star-studded tournament in Springfield. But the Maroons did enough — wins against East St. Louis and St. Louis CBC — to back up their preseason No. 1 ranking. Matt Daniels has the rundown.