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News-Gazette Videos

Boys' Basketball Video Preview: LeRoy

LeRoy brings back all-area senior and dunker extraordinairre Matt Chastain along with senior wing Teddy Harms but inexperienced players must step up in the backcourt for the Panthers to be successful this season.

Girls' Basketball Video Preview: Iroquois West

Iroquois West hopes to head back to state for the second year in a row.

Those Who Served: Bruce Voges

Navy veteran Bruce Voges of St. Joseph talks about being part of a group that returned a Navy LST-325 from Crete to Mobile Alabama in 2000.

Getting Personal: Amanda Bossard

WAND TV bureau chief Amanda Bossard talks about her career in television and competitive dancing.

No. 4 Iowa State 84, Illinois 73

College basketball writer Marcus Jackson wraps up the Emerald Coast Classic where the Illini fell in the title game to the Cyclones.

Daniels: Cubit deal curious decision

Beat writer and sports editor Matt Daniels recaps Illinois' 24-14 loss at Northwestern and Bill Cubit's new deal.

Illinois 72, Alabama-Birmingham 58

College basketball writer Marcus Jackson recaps the return of Kendrick Nunn and the Illini advancing to the Emerald Coast Classic championship game.

HS Football: Arcola returns to homecoming

Fans, friends and family  join the returning Arcola Purple Riders football team in celebrating their 35-17 win over Stark County during a homecoming at Arcola High School on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.

International cello winner from Countryside

12 year-old Edward Kong has been invited to play in American Protege's International Competition of Romantic Music, Junior Category, at Carnegie Hall. 

Richey: Illinois win was never in doubt

Illinois really never gave Tennessee State a chance on Tuesday night at Dodds Athletic Center. The Illini's "Buzz" defense was too much for the Tigers to handle, and Illinois turned a dozen early turnovers into what turned out to be an insurmountable 33-9 first quarter lead. The Illini didn't hit the century mark, but they did improve to 4-0 on the season with their 98-43 victory.