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MJs Minute: John Hecker

A 1969 graduate of Champaign High School, John Hecker wears a lot of hats in the community he continues to call home. A partner at Stipes Publishing, he’s the founder and president of Crime Stoppers, he’s a part of Rotary and serves on the board of the Marajen Stevick Foundation.

Illinois at Big Ten Media Day

Hear from Illinois coach Lovie Smith and seniors Malik Turner, Jaylen Dunlap and Christian DiLauro on a wide range of topics during the Illini's appearance at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago on Monday. 

Chad Berry Sentencing

Family members and a friend of Steve Saad give their victim impact statements as Chad Berry's mother also speaks during sentencing for Berry at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana on Monday, July 24, 2017. Berry was driving under the influence when he caused the July 12, 2016 death of Saad.

Cubbie Conversation, July 24, 2017

After taking 2 of 3 from the rival Cardinals, J.J. Lockwood can't stop smiling. "Life is good" for the first-place Cubbies, who enter a huge week with four against the White Sox and a showdown with the Brewers.

Those Who Served: Sam McPheeters

Samuel McPheeters, who fought for the U.S. Marines during the Korean War, talks about his experiences from that time while at his home in Monticello on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

Friday on the Farm, July 21, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman puts the camera on an area farmer. Next up: Lynn Doran, a cheesemaker at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery. 

Chris Karr: Hall of Fame hog caller

We visited 10-time Illinois State Fair champ Chris Karr at his 'Hog Calling Training Center' near Seymour to find out how he does it.


Go Kart Races: Farmer City/DeWitt County Fair 2017

Go Kart races for both youths and adults bring out fans at Farmer City Raceway during the 87th annual Farmer City/DeWitt County Fair on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Fun at the fair continues until this Saturday. 

The growing memorial for Yingying Zhang

Flowers and candles are among some of the items that have been used to create a memorial on the corner of Goodwin and Clark in Urbana for missing scholar Yingying Zhang.

Getting Personal: Abby Foster

Hear from Miss Illinois Abby Foster, the Oakwood High School grad is headed to the Miss America pageant in September where she will try to bring home the national crown.