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Game of the Week: Tuscola vs. Athens Class 1A football semis

Tuscola edged Athens in the Class 1A semi-finals, meaning a trip to the state championship in DeKalb on Friday awaits. Check out all of the highlights, celebration, and postgame speech here.

Football State Semifinal Postgame: Tuscola's VonLanken & Hoel

Tuscola football's Brayden VonLanken and Dalton Hoel spoke Saturday, Nov. 18, after the Warriors defeated Athens 21-14 in a Class 1A state semifinal game in Athens. Tuscola will face Lena-Winslow for the championship Friday in DeKalb.

VIDEO: Tuscola football advances to state

The Tuscola football team advanced to state for the first time since 2011 with a 21-14 win over Athens on Saturday. Check out the celebration and coach Andy Romine's postgame speech here.

Underwood: 'We had some breakthroughs tonight'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood and DePaul coach Dave Leitao break down Friday night's game at State Farm Center — an 82-73 Illini victory in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

Jordan: 'It was a tough one'

Illinois forward Michael Finke talks about handling a foul-heavy game and how guards Aaron Jordan and Mark Smith played in Friday's win against DePaul before Jordan discusses where the team is at through three games and the importance of the one-day prep for Sunday's game against Marshall.

Friday on the Farm, Nov. 17, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman puts the camera on an area farmer. Next up: C.J. Decker, who farms near Philo, talks about what farmers do after harvest. 

Finke: 'Good for fans in state of Illinois'

Illinois faces DePaul in the Gavitt Tipoff Games at 7:30 p.m. at State Farm Center. Illini veterans Aaron Jordan and Michael Finke discuss the team's opening weekend and playing the Blue Demons for the first time in 60 years.

VIDEO: Several fire departments battling blaze at house north of Danville

Firefighters are battling a large blaze Thursday evening, Nov. 16, 2017, at a house on Clinton Road just north of Danville. Several area fire departments are on the scene. The home is owned by local businessman Al Abbed. This is a developing story.

Underwood: 'Happy to be 2-0'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood reflects on the Illini's 2-0 start and looks ahead to Friday's Gavitt Tipoff Games showdown with DePaul — the first game against the Blue Demons since 1957.

Tuscola Football's Romine Talks Before State Semis

Tuscola football coach Andy Romine spoke Wednesday about what his team needs to do to come out victorious in this weekend's Class 1A state semifinal against Athens.