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News-Gazette Videos

Getting Personal: John Tilford

Drama director and English head, John Tilford, relaxes at his "second home," the stage, at Unity High School in Tolono on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. 

Allen Strong talks about his 1915 Packard

Allen Strong of Urbana talks about his 1915 Packard that was used as a pace car in the 1915 Indy 500.

Faces of '16: Urbana's Karen Hernandez

Urbana High School senior Karen Hernandez describes the coolest part about her experience as a Tiger.

Gale Pleads Guilty

Former Champaign police officer Jerad Gale, 32, of Champaign, pleads guilty  before Piatt County Judge Tim Steadman to committing an unwanted sex act with a former girlfriend in Piatt County.

Master Sgt. Mike Atkinson plays Taps

Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Mike Atkinson plays Taps in time for Memorial Day at Mount Hope Cemetery in Champaign on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Read his story here

Richey on Roundball, May 24, 2016

Beat writer Scott Richey weighs in on Kendrick Nunn’s dismissal from the Illinois basketball team. What's your take? Tell

Memorial Day 2016

The meaning of Memorial Day, from the perspective of two veterans and an ROTC inductee: Robbie Walker, Chuck Zelinsky and Will Hess. Read their stories here

Video: Where Am I? May 23, 2016

Here's a clip of a drive somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot. Email your guess, and the town you live in, to

Cubbie Conversation: May 23, 2016

It's grilling weather — and the Cardinals are on deck. It's good to be a Cubs fan, J.J. Lockwood reports in his weekly video filmed from scenic Vermilion County.


CFD Update: 3-alarm fire at Alloy Engineering

Champaign Deputy Fire Chief Dave Ferber gives an update on the blaze that destroyed part of the Alloy Engineering & Casting foundry in west Champaign. No one was injured in the three-alarm fire that took five hours and three departments to extinguish.