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VIDEO: Ryan Tompkins Postgame, Ridgeview-GCMS Boys' Basketball

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys' basketball coach Ryan Tompkins spoke after his team won its first Monticello Holiday Hoopla title in school history, defeating Ridgeview on Saturday, Dec. 30.


On a day in which Illinois hall-of-famer Jerry Colangelo returned to his alma mater with his new school, Grand Canyon, the Illini squeaked out a close win. Check out all of the highlights and insight from Colangelo below.

Getting Personal: Richard Medlen

Hear from Rantoul Village Board member Richard Medlen.

Underwood: 'Mark Alstork is the reason we won'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood and Grand Canyon coach Dan Majerle break down the Illini's 62-58 victory against the Antelopes on Saturday at State Farm Center.

Frazier: 'Confident in taking those big time shots'

Illinois guard Trent Frazier discusses his late three-pointer, the Illini's slow start and how important Leron Black was early in the game. Black touches on Illinois' growth in winning a game like Saturday's against Grand Canyon.

VIDEO: DUI-arrest demonstration at Champaign County Jail

With New Year's Eve approaching, the Champaign County Sheriff's Office gaveThe News-Gazette a demonstration of what happens when a citizen is arrested for DUI. Design editor Mike Goebel volunteered to take part in the demonstration.

VIDEO: Monticello prepares for Holiday Hoopla

This weekend, thousands of people will descend on Monticello High School for the 21st annual Holiday Hoopla. Anthony Zilis tracked the setup for the event on Wednesday.

Those Who Served: Peter Thomas

Hear from Vietnam war veteran Peter Thomas talk about some of his combat experiences and philosophy on life.

Getting Personal: Steve Sarm

Steve Sarm, an associate attorney at Erwin, Martinkus and Cole, talks about his three rescue dogs.

Wired In: Dawn Haken

Dawn Haken, a junior electrical engineering major from Champaign, talks about her work with the CubeSail project.