Southland conference capsule


Outlook: Despite the loss of most of its offensive firepower, including Ole Miss recruit LaQuon Treadwell, defending Class 6A state champ Crete-Monee is primed for a conference championship run. Rich Central and Bloom are best of the rest.

Top five players Ht. Wt. Yr.

LB Nyles Morgan, Crete-Monee 6-3 220 Sr.

DE Chris Slayton, Crete-Monee 6-4, 260 Sr.

OL Josh McCaskill, Crete-Monee 6-3, 300 Sr.

QB Jeremiah Mitchell, Rich Central, 6-0 185 Sr.

RB Justus Brantley, Bloom 5-11 185 Sr.

Quote: ‘‘We’re going to be very good. Our goals are a lot higher than just qualifying for the playoffs. But the proof is in the pudding.’’ — Rich Central coach Terrell Alexander.

Did you know? Crete-Monee’s senior class is 32-0 during its high school career.

Predicted Finish: Crete-Monee, Rich Central, Bloom, Rich East, Rich South, Kankakee.

The Latest
David C. Abarca, 22, pointed a fully automatic pistol with a laser sight at the officer on the inbound lanes near Ashland Avenue and gunfire was exchanged, according to a police report.
Beyond his books, the handsome, white-haired McCullough may have had the most recognizable presence of any historian, his fatherly baritone known to fans of PBS’s “The American Experience” and Ken Burns’ epic “Civil War” documentary
Minaj, who has won five MTV trophies for such hits as “Anaconda,” “Chun-Li” and “Hot Girl Summer,” will get the award and perform at the ceremony on Aug. 28.
That victory for privacy, freedom and bodily autonomy was driven by huge voter turnout and the organizers who worked to achieve it.
Her car jumped a curb shortly after midnight in the 2800 block of North Ashland Avenue, police said.