Rich is Mill’s second, his loyal friend from his University of Illinois days. He’s not as focused as Mill, but at times has more common sense. He followed Mill’s lead into journalism and has found he has a flair for the reporter’s life of bizarre encounters with the people of Champaign. Rich has few challenges in his daily life, with the exception of helping Mill wade through to the other side of his many obstacles to success. In fact, without Rich, Mill would probably still be in his pajamas at 10 am instead of out and about conquering the world–or at least Champaign County.