If you’re sitting around during this holiday week with some time on your hands, here’s are 21 stories that I liked reading this year. It begins with the tragedy of Brazilian soccer team Chapocoense, and sadness is a common thread for stories on this list (multiple are essentially obituaries) — so don’t dig too deep into this list if you don’t want to right now.
By Peter Bailey-WellsCorrespondent
CHAMPAIGN — Even Bill Burrell’s banner seems forgotten. No different from that of every consensus All-American Illini football player, it hangs in Memorial Stadium’s Great West Hall. But whether by a trick of the light or unfortunate stadium design, Burrell’s banner is often shrouded in darkness, draped in the southwest corner of the hall like a forgotten painting in a museum. His obscured No.
By Peter Bailey-Wells of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — Three University of Illinois football players were arrested on charges of home invasion and armed robbery Wednesday morning on the Champaign-Urbana campus.Freshmen Darta Lee and Zarrian Holcombe, along with early-enrollee Howard “HoJo” Watkins, were all charged in connection to an alleged incident at Bromley Hall, a university residence where both Lee and Holcombe live, according to Champaign County Jail records.The athletic...
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