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VIDEO: A Mother's Plea

Yvonne Johnson peads for information about the death of her son, David Sankey, 16, who was killed in a shooting Tuesday evening, Aug. 28, 2018, in the Garden Hills neighborhood, as she mourns during a candlelight vigil for him Wednesday in Champaign.

Linebackers leading Illini defense

Illinois linebackers Del'Shawn Phillips and Dele Harding (in Lovie Smith replica beard) react to being named two of the Illini's three team captains — along with offensive lineman Nick Allegretti — with Phillips also discussing what's important for the Illinois defense against Kent State and Harding breaking down the next step the group can take this season.

Champaign Central vs. Uni High boys' soccer highlights

Video highlights from a boys' soccer match between Champaign Central and Uni High on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Franklin Field in Champaign.

Veterans leading game week prep

Illinois might have more experienced players than it did a year ago, but the Illini are still a young team with a roster dominated by freshmen and sophomores. Plenty of those young players will play Saturday against Kent State, so the Illini veterans are directing this week's game week preparation.

Illinois OC breaks down quarterback decision

Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith discusses how the Illini landed on AJ Bush as their quarterback for Saturday's season opener against Kent State.

Illini defense ready for uptempo offenses

Illinois defensive coordinator breaks down why practicing against Rod Smith's offense has helped his defense, the growth he's seen — and still wants to see — from that group and what the Illini might see Saturday against Kent State.

Illinois hits game week making moves

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses the end of training camp and the start of Week 1 preparation, AJ Bush as quarterback, how redshirts might be used, Kievan Myers still not on campus and promoting Miles Smith to full-time assistant coach during his weekly pregame press conference.

Cubbie Conversation, August 27, 2018

The Cubs got back on track in a big way, sweeping the Reds this weekend and hold a four-game lead on the Cardinals. With David Bote on fire and Kris Bryant starting a rehab assignment, the North Siders are heating up, says J.J. Lockwood, who's no fan of salsa.

A day in the life of Grace Khachaturian

Tonight, Champaign's Grace Khachaturian competes for Miss America (8 p.m., ABC). Ahead of the Centennial High grad's big moment, multimedia specialist Anthony Zilis spent a day with Miss Illinois, from sunrise workout to a meeting with a state senator to interview practice at The Virginia Theatre.