Sometimes a splash of serendipity is needed for an innovative idea to become a reality. This was certainly the case for Joel Stebbins, F.C. Brown and Jakob Kunz when they collaborated to create the photoelectric photometer.

After almost a decade on the air, Jeremy Werner is signing off from Champaign-Urbana's ESPN radio (93.5-FM). His last show is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. today.

"The day finally came, and boy, was I nervous. I had to question myself a few times — like: 'Are you sure you’re ready for this?' But then I thought about LeBron and how I knew he wouldn’t chicken out, so I went with it."

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Though the coronavirus pandemic has upended life as we know it, it has had a couple positive effects. One is your thirst for knowledge and updates.

The TVs at Tumble Inn will be tuned to the Arizona Diamondbacks-San Diego Padres game tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m.

Mahomet-Seymour plans to reassess its reopening plan on Oct. 1 ... Christine Nevitt and Marlys Scarbrough installed as local Rotary presidents ... SJ-O students won’t be allowed to eat lunch at downtown restaurants when school starts ... Picking up the pieces in Thomasboro.

The hardest thing about being a leader? 'Remembering that 10 people who collaborate are a lot smarter than any single know-it-all boss,' says the New York City mass transit senior director-turned-community college CEO.

That he’s “older than some of my coaches” is no big deal to Parkland grad Anthony Silkwood. “I just didn’t want to be 35 and sitting at a bar, wondering how good I could have been.”

With Saturday marking four months to the day since the term ‘pandemic’ was reintroduced to our daily lexicon, we asked N-G Seventy over 70 honorees: What’s the first thing you look forward to doing once the blasted coronavirus is behind us?

Kind-hearted volunteers will greet you if you're headed to Day 2 of this weekend's Society of Hooved Animals Rescue and Emergency (SHARE) fundraiser outside Dewey.

'I worry that these latest betrayals of trust will lead another generation to conclude that our world will forever remain neither just nor fair if you are born Black. I do not want senseless deaths to be further compounded by a wholesale theft of hope and optimism.'

'I challenge the system to think on how long you could tolerate humiliation, murder, intimidation and the instant criminalization of your existence before your anger boils over like a roman candle. Don’t you think 400 years is long enough?'