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N-G Football Top 10: Week 2

The top teams in our weekly high school football poll flexed their muscles on Friday night. Here's our updated Top 10, courtesy sports editor Matt Daniels.

Getting Personal: Jim Kroll

Hear from Jim Kroll, Executive Manager of Napleton Auto Park in Urbana.

Wired In: Jesse Cornman

Jesse Cornman, senior robotics engineer at Psyonic, which makes replacement limbs for amputees, talks about one of their robotic arms Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at the company's offices at EnterpriseWorks in Champaign.

Smith excited about what Illini offense can be under McGee

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses why he brought offensive coordinator Garrick McGee on board when he took the Illini job last season.  

Game of the Week: Central-Richwoods football

Champaign Central coach Nate Albaugh knew Peoria Richwoods had talented skill players. He just didn't realize quite how talented.

"I knew they were going to have three or four athletes that we would have a hard time matching up with," Albaugh said. "I think their skill guys were better than I expected even though I was expecting them to be good."

Prep football 2017: Week 1 Helmet Stickers

Sports editor Matt Daniels hands out helmet stickers to five area high school football players who stood out during Week 1 action from the 2017 high school football season.

Friday on the Farm, Aug. 25, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman checks out what farmers have been up to. This week, he heads to the Half Century of Progress show in Rantoul, where farmers and collectors are showing off their vintage farm equipment. 

Getting Personal: Gene Cossey

Hear from Gene Cossey, director of University of Illinois Willard Airport in Savoy.

Smith: 'Lot of life and energy on practice field'

Hear from Illinois coach Lovie Smith, defensive end James Crawford and offensive lineman Christian DiLauro as the Illini wrap up their final day at Campus Rec Fields on Thursday and return to Memorial Stadium to prep for their season opener against Ball State.

Full Ball State prep starting for Illini

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses his team's full shift to preparing for its Sept. 2 season opener against Ball State. That prep begins in earnest Thursday.