Sunday Aug 24
South Korea Downs Illinois, Captures LLWS
South Korea is celebrating a Little League World Series championship after an 8-4 victory over Illinois in Williamsport.
Too Much Corn With Nowhere to Go as U.S. Sees Record Crop
The ripening corn and soybean fields stretch for miles in every direction from Dennis Wentworth's farm in Downs, Illinois .
The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Aug. 3, 2014
With the 6,950 members of the Class of 2018 reporting to campus soon, we asked 10 familiar faces from yesteryear: Which part of freshman life at the University of Illinois threw you for the biggest loop? "I had such a rural, smalltown upbringing that, upon arriving in Champaign-Urbana, I was terrified of the mass transit system, specifically the ... (more)
Teen voters among those at the Illinois polls
Eighteen-year-old Dillon Broadrick cast a ballot Tuesday. He's from the village of Downs in McLean County and works as a school aide.