Obituaries

Lawrence W. Catron, 93, of Auburn, passed away Tuesday, Septem…

Jean Lane, 89, of Springfield, died Saturday, September 11, 20…

Gerald W. Dorsey, 78, of DuQuoin, passed away Thursday, Septem…

John F. Cribbett, 75, of Auburn, passed away Monday, September…

Opinion

• No one said it would be smooth sailing for Bret Bielema and the Fighting Illini football team. The win over Nebraska was dulled after the loss to Texas-San Antonio Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Yes, UTSA is a Group of Five team that got paid $1.1 million to come to Champaign, but tha…

Yes, the Cardinals are in the 'race' for the second wild card spot in the National League. So are several other teams, in fact. That doesn't change the fact that this is just an average team, with a number of issues, and the season was put in crystal clear focus Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee…

• Even if the other team is not very good, like Scott Frost’s Nebraska Cornhuskers, opening with a win is never a bad thing, and the Bret Bielema era at the University of Illinois started with a Big 14 Conference win at a sultry Memorial Stadium Saturday.

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