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Video: Tim Beckman press conference and reactions

Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit expected a normal Friday a week before the season kicks off. Instead, he was greeted with news that he'll be the interim coach after coach Tim Beckman was fired. 

Illini react to firing of Tim Beckman, hiring of Bill Cubit

Illinois football players react following the press conference announcing Bill Cubit as the interim head coach of the Illinois football team. At Memorial Stadium on UI campus in Champaign on Friday, August 28, 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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.