With California passing legislation that will allow college athletes to profit from their name or likeness, we asked star alums of Big Ten schools: Is it time to rethink the issue altogether and consider cutting student-athletes in on the gazillions in revenue?

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In this week's edition: A Star Park at Kennekuk County Park in Vermilion County; a fundraiser for construction of another section of the Kickapoo Rail Trail; and the start of trout season.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 38-year-old Champaign resident who serves as executive assistant at the Urbana Fire Department. She does a lot of community work and has literature on the mind — she’s writing a book.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois senior who recently launched a web-development and information-technology startup, Mahomes Tech, which provides services to economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs.

 

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois senior who recently launched a web-development and information-technology startup, Mahomes Tech, which provides services to economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs.

A few years ago, I reviewed “The One Man” by Andrew Gross. It remains one of the best historical thrillers I’ve ever read. Outstanding suspense, fascinating historical details and based on a true story, this title continues to be one that I often recommend to others.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 38-year-old Champaign resident who serves as executive assistant at the Urbana Fire Department. She does…