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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.

MJ's Minute Aug. 25: Coleman-Lands a Rebounders hit

Recuperating from injury, freshman Jalen Coleman-Lands still has made an impression with the Illinois fan base. Beat writer Marcus Jackson saw for himself Monday night.

Top 10: Arcola at No. 4

Arcola returns nine starters on each side of the ball for a team that went undefeated during the regular season last year.

Lou Henson Court announced

Illinois men's basketball coaching great, Lou Henson,  accepts the honor of having the basketball court at State Farm Center named after him during a press event, which includes Illinois coaching staff, friends and well wishers,  at Memorial Stadium's 77 Club in Champaign on Monday, August 24, 2015.

Video: Where Am I? Aug. 24, 2015

Every week, we'll show you a short clip of a spin somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot.

Those Who Served: Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith, who served as a U.S. Marine in Okinawa during WWII, shares stories of that battle and how he became a Marine during a time of segregation. 

Top 10: Unity in at No. 5

Unity needs a new quarterback, but a strong offensive line has them in contention for another Okaw Valley Conference title.