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Prep football 2017: Week 5 Helmet Stickers

Sports editor Matt Daniels hands out helmet stickers to five high school football players with noteworthy performances following Week 5 of the regular season.

Friday on the Farm, Sept. 22, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman puts the camera on an area farmer. Next up: 2007 Farm Leader of the Year Dennis Riggs, who talked about how dry his well has been this year.

Smith: 'Perfect time for a bye'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses his team's bye week, briefly touches on the quarterback situation and finishes with the idea that even more freshmen might find their way onto the field this season than the 18 that already have.

MJ's Minute: Brad Allen

The Tuscola High School principal talks to Marcus Jackson about the school's homecoming week from his office.

Cubbie Conversation, Sept. 18, 2017

'Everything is good,' J.J. Lockwood reports from Cubbieland. 'Those Redbirds and their fans ... their hopes are fading fast.' In such a good mood, our broom-toting Cubs expert even tells us when the champs will clinch the division.

N-G Football Top 10: Week 5

We're nearing the halfway mark of the season and the Top 4 teams remain the same. Will that change after the weekend? Sports editor Matt Daniels checks in.

Those Who Served: Eric Swenson

Hear from Eric Swenson, Associate Director of Illinois Business Consulting, who joined the Army shortly after his graduation from Princeton High School in 2005. Swenson served in Ar-Ramadi, Iraq, as part of the surge — a deployment of more than 20,000 soldiers to assist with the war on terror.

Wired In: Deming Chen

University of Illinois engineering professor Deming Chen talks about the sound detecting device he developed that could help to improve security on college campuses and other places.

Getting Personal: Dave Monk

Hear from Australian native Dave Monk, who has a passion for preserving Illinois prairies.

Game of the Week: Central vs. Centennial football

Champaign Central jumped on rival Centennial early and piled up seven touchdowns in a 42-6 win. Check out all of the highlights here, including plenty from Maroons running back Connor Milton, who racked up 186 rushing and receiving yards.