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McGee: 'Glad to get him out there'

Illinois offensive coordinator Garrick McGee breaks down freshman quarterback Cam Thomas' first game and what it brings to the position for the Illini.

Smith: 'Figure out a way to shut them down'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses his team's matchup with No. 5 Wisconsin during Saturday's Homecoming game. The Illini and Badgers kick off at 11 a.m. at Memorial Stadium.

Cubbie Conversation, Oct. 23, 2017

"You can't win it every year," says a disappointed J.J. Lockwood. He's not happy about the season ending, but the 2017 Cubs got knocked out by a better Dodgers team. Looking ahead to next season, there's good news: "The young core of talent is all going to be back." And bad: Starting pitching and middle relief will need to be shored up.

Those Who Served: Bon Bui

Hear from Bon Bui, who fought for the South Vietnamese forces and was a prisoner of war for 13 years.

Wired In: Becky Fuller

Becky Fuller talks about a smartphone app that helps anglers see lures through the eyes of a bass.

Thomas: 'Two different quarterback styles'

Hear from Illinois quarterbacks Cam Thomas and Jeff George Jr., punter Blake Hayes and safety Bennett Williams after Saturday's 24-17 loss at Minnesota.

Prep football 2017: Playoff pairings breakdown

Sports editor Matt Daniels runs through some of the first-round high school football playoff games featuring area teams after the brackets were released on Saturday night. 

Smith: 'Looking for ways to generate some offense'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team's 24-17 loss to Minnesota and dives deeper on his decision to play both Jeff George Jr. and Cam Thomas at quarterback.

Game of the Week: STM-Uni High boys' soccer sectional title game

Uni High and St. Thomas More battled to the end in Friday's Class 1A Uni High Sectional title game. Check out the dramatic highlights here.

Prep football 2017: Week 9 Helmet Stickers

The final week of the regular season produced some memorable performances from area players. Sports editor Matt Daniels highlights five of those individuals as he hands out his weekly installment of helmet stickers.