News-Gazette Videos

News-Gazette Videos

Game of the Week: Urbana 5-team Coed Track Meet

Danville's Ameia Wilson was the star of Tuesday's five-team meet at Urbana, taking the long jump, the 100 meters and the 400, but plenty of the area's top athletes from Urbana, St. Joseph-Ogden, Monticello and Rantoul performed well.

Kacich: Election '17 takeaways

Tom Kacich, who for 40 years has covered politics for The News-Gazette, weighs in on what grabbed his attention during Tuesday's elections.

MJs Minute: Steve Kelly

Retiring WDWS broadcaster Steve Kelly stopped by our studios to talk golf, Colorado and how his last name came to be.

Those Who Served: Ralph Langenheim

Ralph Langenheim, a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, shares his experience with the Normany Landings. 

Cubbie Conversation, April 3, 2017

Season 2 kicks off in St. Louis, where our Cubs expert — J.J. Lockwood — took in Sunday night's 4-3 loss to the hated Cardinals. Despite some good-natured ribbing from Cardinal fans, Lockwood enjoyed his time in enemy territory.

Wired In: Skot Wiedmann

Skot Wiedmann with his Hyve Touch Synth musical synthesizer for any user  in the NG studio on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Kacich: Election Day lookahead

We asked Tom Kacich, who for 40 years has covered politics for The News-Gazette, for his thoughts ahead of Tuesday's wide-ranging elections.


Getting Personal: Lisa Hinchliffe

 Lisa Hinchliffe talks about her love of Urbana at the University of Illinois Library in Champaign on Thursday, March 3, 2017.

Game of the Week: Centennial at SJ-O baseball

Once a week during the spring sports season, Anthony Zilis will spotlight area teams with a video story. Have a matchup you'd like to nominate? Email our prep sports coordinator at

First up:

Check out highlights of St. Joseph-Ogden senior Mason Coon's dominant pitching performance in a 6-1 win over Centennial on Wednesday. 

2016 News-Gazette Farm Leader of the Year

Mark Pflugmacher of Thomasboro is the 2016 News-Gazette Farm Leader of the Year.