top story editor's pick My town: Sports (and a good bite to eat) are key for Randy Reinhardt Jan 28, 2020 Jan 28, 2020 Sports writer Randy Reinhardt's favorite things: Hancock Stadium, ISU Illinois State football has become an FCS national power under Coach Brock Spack. CARLOS T. MIRANDA, PANTAGRAPH FILE Duffy Bass Field, ISU Illinois State baseball has a beautiful stadium in Duffy Bass Field. The Redbirds are seeking a second straight Missouri Valley Conference championship and another NCAA Tournament berth this coming season. DAVID PROEBER, PANTAGRAPH FILE Corn Crib Normal Town Council members Scott Preston, Mayor Chris Koos and Sonja Reece watch as teams parade into the Corn Crib during the opening ceremonies of the 2013 ASA/USA Girls 14 & Under National Fastball Championship. LORI ANN COOK-NEISLER, PANTAGRAPH FILE Shirk Center and Dennie Bridges Court Dennie Bridges stands over the Shirk Center court on Jan. 20, 2015. DAVID PROEBER, PANTAGRAPH FILE Chick-Fil-A A tasty chicken sandwich and employees get Sundays off. GOOGLE MAPS Times Past Inn It's a small town feel at Times Past with Art and his crew. Randy Reinhardt Related to this collection +2 Illinois State Illinois State women's basketball travels to nationally ranked Missouri State Feb 1, 2020 Illinois State women visit nationally ranked Missouri State on Sunday afternoon. +3 Illinois State Illinois State spring sports face decisions on future seasons following NCAA eligibility ruling Apr 4, 2020 NORMAL — There are layered decisions to be made at Illinois State following the NCAA Division I council restoring a year of eligibility to spr… +3 Sports Michael Jordan's 1985 appearance at Horton Field House was a memorable one May 6, 2020 Looking back at Michael Jordan's charity game appearance at Illinois State in 1985. +2 College Baseball Gridley native Perry Roth takes over as Alabama-Birmingham head baseball coach May 13, 2020 Gridley native Perry Roth is moving up on the Alabama-Birmingham baseball coaching staff. +2 College Sports Former Illinois State, Heartland pitching standout Chris Razo named head baseball coach at Heartland College May 14, 2020 Former Illinois State and Heartland pitcher Chris Razo is Heartland's head baseball coach as of Wednesday with the interim tag being removed.