It's the reward for all the hours spent in the weight room in March. Or the prize for battling through two-a-days in 95-degree August heat.
After graduating from Northern Illinois University in 1997 with a degree in physical education, Chris Thornton went looking for a job. Any job. Anywhere.
Looming and Lurking.
It's down to the field of 64 in the IHSA football playoffs, but this week's High School Lites will have more of a "Sweet 16" feel.
128 down. 128 still alive. Who will advance to Illinois' version of the final 64?