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Video: Brandon Wildman Preseason Player of the Year Interview

Monticello quarterback Brandon WIldman led the area in passing yardage by about half-a-mile last year. This year, the goal for Wildman and the Sages in consistency.

Sweet Corn Delivery

Maddox Sweet Corn Farm delivers 20,000 ears of corn for this year's Urbana Sweet Corn Festival. At the County Market on  Philo Road on Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Behind the scenes of our prep football cover shoot

Thirty-two of the area's top football players gathered at Memorial Stadium to pose for our prep football special section cover photo. Take home a copy of the section today.

Forty Under 40: Matt Difanis

Matt Difanis, of RE/MAX Realty Associates, is a Forty Under 40 Man of the Year nominee. 

Top 10: Tuscola tops the area rankings

Tuscola brings back All-Area quarterback and linebacker Nick Bates and much more to a team that made the state semi-finals last year.

50 Ways to Engage Our Readers

How are we engaging our readers? Here's the scoop from editor Jim Rossow.

Top 10: St. Joseph-Ogden at No. 2

St. Joseph Ogden returns a smaller roster and less size all over the field, but conference coaches agree they're one of the teams to beat in the Okaw Valley Conference.

Top 10: Monticello at No. 3

After playing in a new offense this year, Monticello's prolific passing attack is back for more in 2015.

MJ's Minute Aug. 25: Coleman-Lands a Rebounders hit

Recuperating from injury, freshman Jalen Coleman-Lands still has made an impression with the Illinois fan base. Beat writer Marcus Jackson saw for himself Monday night.

Top 10: Arcola at No. 4

Arcola returns nine starters on each side of the ball for a team that went undefeated during the regular season last year.