Joey Wright is coming back to where his broadcast career started. The Bradley University sophomore and Urbana High grad will call tonight's Urbana-Peoria Richwoods football game for Clutch Sports Media.

Snippets from Central Illinois Business magazine editor Christine Walsh's profiles of Giselle Rodriguez and Salvo Rodriquez, set to be saluted today as the 2019 Woman and Man of the Year on News-Gazette Media's 12th annual Forty Under 40 teams.

Angus Gardner, who turns 85 on Nov. 11, always has wanted to make it to Walt Disney World. This weekend, the Champaign man gets his wish.

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Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 46-year-old Champaign resident who serves as CEO and executive director of the Housing Authority of Champaign County.

With News-Gazette Media’s salute to class No. 12 just four days away, we rounded up past ‘Forty Under 40’ women and men of the year and asked the C-U high-achievers to tell us about the most grueling job they ever had, if even for a day or three.

In this week's entry in our recurring photo series, News-Gazette staff writer Paul Wood takes a look back at the changing of the season in East Central Illinois.

29 years of perfect attendance: “I keep doing it because it’s invigorating to be involved with people and projects that make a difference.”

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Tim Mitchell chats with the Rev. Ryan Harris, pastor at The Assembly, a 230-member church in the heart of Danville.

In previous years, the program, which teaches interested citizens about the day-to-day of running the city, had 12 90-miute classes consisting of a presentation from a different department. This year, they've been grouped into four sections: leadership and administration, outward-facing, internal, and public safety, and will give their presentations as teams.

Kevin Hines, an award-winning speaker and one of the 1 percent who survived a fall from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, made several stops Thursday in Vermilion County — including a free mental-health wellness expo at Second Church of Christ in Danville — to share his message of hope and healing.

Tony Khan, president of All Elite Wrestling and a co-owner of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars under father and owner Shahid, brought a few friends to C-U to sign autographs after announcing that the group's TNT-based show, 'Dynamite,' will have a live taping Dec. 4 at State Farm Center.

From the pink pumpkin decorating competition between classrooms to the pink bead necklaces the cheerleaders have been selling, no one does the first few days of Breast Cancer Awareness Month like this proud Douglas County community of 2,426.

On Oct. 15, family and friends of Ruth Klitzing of Sadorus — a Cubs diehard who celebrated their 2016 World Series win a few weeks after turning 100 — are throwing a cake-and-ice-cream party for her 103rd birthday at Arbor Rose in Tolono. 

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with 65-year-old vice president for academic services at Parkland College, who is set to become its sixth president when current President Tom Ramage retires in 2022.

In this week's edition: Illinois Natural History Survey entomologist Joe Spencer's experience with a monarch-butterfly flash mob and efforts to clean up the Sangamon River.

The memories from A-list Illini continue to flood in at our Gies College of Business-powered ‘UI at 150 & Beyond’ website (uofi150.news-gazette.com). Among the 1,865 stories you’ll find are these 10 — about the people who made the biggest mark on UI alumni.