This article will display all News-Gazette All-Area content from the 2019-2020 school year. It will be updated after the winter and spring athletic seasons as well.

Farm bankruptcies, the food and beverage tax increase in C-U, an infrequently used runway at Willard Airport, a problematic sign at Memorial Stadium, the new track at Champaign’s McKinley Field, farmland at Philo and Windsor in Urbana, and locally made toffee.

LUCY LUX-RULON didn’t go far to start a college track and field career after graduating from St. Thomas More in 2018, suiting up with Illinois in the high and long jumps at the Big Ten indoor meet. She checks in:

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The former four-sport athlete at Tuscola — who also earned News-Gazette male Athlete of the Year status in 2018 and now starts for Kaskaskia baseball — talks with preps coordinator Colin Likas about his time thus far in Centralia:

More than 70 area high school students worked alongside N-G Media engineer Ed Bond to produce 10-second promotions for local programming, from “Penny For Your Thoughts” to “ServPro Prep Football Confidential.” They sounded terrific.

WATCH: In conjunction with the start of IHSA practices, a video look at the Champaign County high school's athletic makeover.

Former Centennial throwing standout Luke Vaughn last made our headlines in June 2018, when he won an NCAA championship in discus for the University of Memphis. Vaughn also recently competed in the United States Championships. He offered his thoughts on that, as well as his future in the throwing world:

When RILEY BAKER walked off the blue track at Eastern Illinois’ O’Brien Stadium on May 26, 2018, he was the reigning Class 1A state boys’ runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles with St. Joseph-Ogden. Things only got better in Baker’s freshman year with EIU track and field: