Oakwood’s Grace Davis, seated right, signs a letter of intent on Friday to run cross country and attend Danville Area Community College. Joining Davis at her signing is Oakwood coach Lynn Anderson, seated left, and Oakwood athletics director John Olde, standing.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm’s Milee Devore, seated center, signs a letter of intent on Friday to run cross country and attend Danville Area Community College. Joining Devore at her signing were coach Katie Rodgers, seated left, coach Josh Cavanaugh, seated right, principal Kevin Thomas, standing.

CHICAGO — Mariana Ochoa worries about the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on her three boys. Their school is closed. She can’t take them to their favorite park at the moment. There is no backyard at their home on the southwest side of Chicago.

CHAMPAIGN — Sports could be making a return to the University of Illinois campus before too long.

With the Memorial Day Weekend upon us let me remind you that safety has to be a top priority while on the water. Although rain is in the forecast there will also be some dry time to enjoy the holiday outside.

OAKWOOD — Darrin Fletcher and Tim Lee have been lifelong friends, so you know that they will be closely watching the MLB Dream Bracket 2 Tournament on MLB.com this week.

LAKE FOREST — Michael McCaskey, who led the Chicago Bears for nearly three decades following the death of his grandfather George Halas, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer, the team said. He was 76.

INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Kelly was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2019, and the 26-year-old center has fully established himself as a leader on one of the NFL’s strongest offensive lines.

The NCAA’s Board of Governors last month voted historically to amend an NCAA rule which will clear the way for NCAA student-athletes to receive compensation through their name, image and likeness.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — David Alun Tanner and his twin brother Joe were born on Jan. 21, 1950 in Danville to the late Megan and Dr. Bill Tanner. He grew up with and is survived by his four brothers, Jim, Joe, Tom, and John in an idyllic, central Illinois rural setting surrounded by mature trees,…

CHAMPAIGN — The top University of Illinois female and male athlete from the 2019-20 season was selected on Wednesday in the Dike Eddleman Awards.