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GUEST EDITORIAL: Anchor's cancer struggle hits home

GUEST EDITORIAL: Anchor's cancer struggle hits home

As WCIA-TV evening news anchor Dave Benton shared his own devastating health news with viewers across central Illinois recently, he made it a point to acknowledge cancer is a battle many people and their loved ones face every day.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
Jerry Verde, Crete state football champs

Jerry Verde, Crete state football champs

Jerry Verde, right, and the 2012 Crete Monee football team won the Class 6A title. Verde, now the coach at Marian Catholic, is opposed to separating public and private schools in the state tournament.

June 26, 2014 6:49 pm
Domer not admitted to Illinois

Domer not admitted to Illinois

Mount Carmel running back and 2013 Times Offensive Player of the Year Matt Domer has been denied admission to the University of Illinois.

June 19, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Matt Domer against Downers Grove North

Matt Domer against Downers Grove North

Mount Carmel's Matt Domer was denied admission to the University of Illinois and is now enrolled at Parkland College, a community college in Champaign.

June 19, 2014 6:37 pm
Mount Carmel football accepts Class 8A trophy

Mount Carmel football accepts Class 8A trophy

The Mount Carmel team captains receive the Class 8A state championship trophy after the Caravan beat Glenbard North 28-14. It was the program's 11th state title and 10th under coach Frank Lenti.

August 23, 2013 6:56 pm
Crete-Monee Class 6A champs

Crete-Monee Class 6A champs

Crete Monee players accept the 6A State championship trophy while head coach Jerry Verde, right, looks on. Verde left to become the head coach at Marian Catholic.

August 23, 2013 6:52 pm
Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel football players and fans celebrate the Caravan's state championship on Saturday.

November 24, 2012 11:15 pm
MC's Don Butkus explodes through line

MC's Don Butkus explodes through line

Mount Carmel quarterback Don Butkus explodes through the line for a second-quarter score Saturday night in the Class 8A state title game.

November 24, 2012 11:10 pm
MC's Draco Smith

MC's Draco Smith

Mt. Carmel running back Draco Smith sprints down the sideline on his way to a first-quarter touchdown Saturday night.

November 24, 2012 11:10 pm
MC's Conner Griffin, Ronan Flaherty defend

MC's Conner Griffin, Ronan Flaherty defend

Mt. Carmel defenders Conner Griffin, right, and Ronan Flaherty, left, team up to bring down Glenbard North running back Justin Jackson.

November 24, 2012 11:10 pm
MC GBN 8A.jpg

MC GBN 8A.jpg

Mt. Carmel fans cheering on the Caravan

November 24, 2012 11:11 pm
Don Butkus

Don Butkus

Mt. Carmel quarterback Don Butkus, who lives in Dyer, slices through the line for a first down during the IHSA championship Saturday.

November 24, 2012 11:10 pm
C-M Deon Benton recovers

C-M Deon Benton recovers

Cary-Grove receiver Joey Scott, ground, fumbles and Crete-Monee's Deon Benton (8), left, recovers for a touchdown

November 24, 2012 7:15 pm
C-M suffocating defense

C-M suffocating defense

Crete-Monee defenders swarm Cary-Grove wide receiver Marcus Thimios, center.

November 24, 2012 7:01 pm
C-M players hoist Class 6A championship trophy

C-M players hoist Class 6A championship trophy

Crete-Monee players accept the 6A State Championship trophy while coach Jerry Verde, right, looks on

November 24, 2012 7:02 pm
Activist contends AIDS still a major threat

Activist contends AIDS still a major threat

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | When he was younger, Mike Benner nearly lost his life to drugs, alcohol and suicide.

April 29, 2012 11:45 pm
Where Are They Now?: Willie Williams

Where Are They Now?: Willie Williams

Willie Williams was as fast as the speed of light.

December 26, 2011 10:00 pm

Testing of Jimmy John's workers under way

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | State public health workers will be working through the Christmas weekend investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to Jimmy John's restaurants Illinois.

December 24, 2010 12:00 am
Downstate Illinois search may yield answers in bistate shootings case

Downstate Illinois search may yield answers in bistate shootings case

RANKIN, Ill. | Investigators on Monday pored over the home of a downstate Illinois man killed in a weekend robbery attempt after he was identified as a potential suspect in the October bistate shootings near Beecher and Lowell.

December 14, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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