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Cubbie Conversation, Sept. 18, 2017

'Everything is good,' J.J. Lockwood reports from Cubbieland. 'Those Redbirds and their fans ... their hopes are fading fast.' In such a good mood, our broom-toting Cubs expert even tells us when the champs will clinch the division.

N-G Football Top 10: Week 5

We're nearing the halfway mark of the season and the Top 4 teams remain the same. Will that change after the weekend? Sports editor Matt Daniels checks in.

Those Who Served: Eric Swenson

Hear from Eric Swenson, Associate Director of Illinois Business Consulting, who joined the Army shortly after his graduation from Princeton High School in 2005. Swenson served in Ar-Ramadi, Iraq, as part of the surge — a deployment of more than 20,000 soldiers to assist with the war on terror.

Getting Personal: Dave Monk

Hear from Australian native Dave Monk, who has a passion for preserving Illinois prairies.

Wired In: Deming Chen

University of Illinois engineering professor Deming Chen talks about the sound detecting device he developed that could help to improve security on college campuses and other places.

Game of the Week: Central vs. Centennial football

Champaign Central jumped on rival Centennial early and piled up seven touchdowns in a 42-6 win. Check out all of the highlights here, including plenty from Maroons running back Connor Milton, who racked up 186 rushing and receiving yards.

'Some games you just don't have it'

Hear from Illinois coach Lovie Smith, linebacker Tre Watson and running back Mike Esptein after the Illini's 47-23 loss to No. 22 South Florida on Friday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

Prep football 2017: Week 4 Helmet Stickers

Sports editor Matt Daniels hands out helmet stickers to five area football players who had standout performances on Friday night during Week 4 of the regular season.

Friday on the Farm, Sept. 15, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman puts the camera on an area farmer. Next up: 2016 Farm Leader of the Year Mark Pflugmacher, who talked about getting ready for harvest.

Beat writer's pick: USF 30, Illinois 17

Tampa escaped the brunt of Hurricane Irma's treacherous path, so Illinois and South Florida will play as scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday at Raymond James Stadium. The Illini showed marked improvement from Week 1 to Week 2, but the challenge intensifies facing the No. 22 Bulls.