The area sports world is still on hiatus because of the global health threat caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As he will until the crisis subsides, sports editor Matt Daniels spent the week telling the stories of those affected by the pandemic in a variety of ways.

Nikia McGlory’s incoming cheerleading team at Danville Area Community College met for the first time not in a gym but at a church.

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Questions this week about one of the coolest privately owned buildings in the Champaign-Urbana area, plus how an uninsured motorist could cost the city of Champaign $30,000 or more.

Sports Editor MATT DANIELS caught up with Cliff Hastings to find out more about his program before the Cobras depart for West Virginia and the start of the 16-team NJCAA Division II national tournament on Thursday:

Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS checks in with the latest from the local scene before high school athletics for the 2019-2020 school year kick off in mid-August: