In a November 2013 file photo, Michael Cook tries to make his way past reporters and camera crews outside the federal courthouse on the day he was sentenced on drug and gun possession charges.
DERIK HOLTMANN — Derik Holtmann/BND
Last week's top videos followed the news, with the most attention drawn by former St. Clair County circuit judge Mike Cook's guilty plea to heroin charges in exchange for a recommendation that he spend 18 months in prison. Volleyball and football playoffs also drew viewers.
See the top videos below.
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Former judge's heroin plea: 1,340 plays
Breese Central High's sectional volleyball win: 402 plays
Althoff Catholic High QB on playoff win: 270 plays
McKendree U women wrestlers: 237 plays
East St. Louis High football coach on playoff win: 231 plays