The State Fair is here and you know what that means…

Look at its hard hat!

A scale-replica cow carved out of butter (and displayed at the State Fair) is a vital part of Illinoisian culture. Illinois is weird.

The signs are clear: we’re living in The Twilight Zone

There’s plenty of places to live in Champaign County — but many can’t afford the rent

(Debra Pressey / News-Gazette)

Registration for Champaign County Expungement and Recording Sealing Summit ends Friday

(Julie McClure / Smile Politely)

When Illinois Students Leave The State For College, Who Reaps The Rewards?

(Peter Medlin / Illinois Public Media)

Illini basketball crushed another Italian team

Alan Griffin scored 31 points!

Davis Pushes ‘Red-Flag’ Laws After Mass Shootings

(Mary Hansen / Illinois Public Media)

For Griffin, chance at becoming starting kicker is within his grasp

Who doesn’t enjoy a pre-season feature on the kicker? Especially if he’s from Danville.

Griffin’s probably going to score more points than anyone else on the team this year.

(Scott Richey / News-Gazette)