Good Reads: 1/22/19


It’s been a while – how’s everyone doing?

Sorry for the absence. I’m back now.

Here’s a song that’s not locally-relevant in any way:


Illini get blown out at Iowa; play Wisconsin tomorrow

Here are some highlights that leave much to be desired.

I wonder if that Garza guy will ever graduate.

Wisconsin just beat Michigan (#2), for what that’s worth. Read The Champaign Room‘s preview for tomorrow here.


🚨 Bad caption alert 🚨

Not great!

Here’s full clip.


Kam’s posts, then deletes, absurdly tone-deaf Tweet. Someone on Reddit caught it.

(Source: Reddit)


New Kams designs released; Chads lose their minds

I can’t believe there are two Kam’s-related news events in one day.


Urbana Police Department Deploys New Body Cameras For Officers

Hell yeah.

(Anna Casey / Illinois Public Media)


Tonight will probably be a good time to catch an insane Khailieo Terry dunk

Champaign Central’s played an insanely rigorous schedule so far this year, but tonight a limited-strength Peoria Manual team comes to town. Tip’s at 7:30 at Central’s Combes Gym.


Champaign Schools, Chamber Of Commerce Seeking Volunteers For Literacy Program

(Lee Gaines / Illinois Public Media)


The News-Gazette went behind-the-scenes with the team that broadcasts City Council meetings

lol. I guess it’s sort of interesting. But in a day and age where anyone can go live at any moment is this really that neat?

I’m imagining the conversation at the Gazette last week:

“Let’s go behind the scenes to see how this egregious waste of tax money is spent to broadcast boring meetings to 10 people when a single person could do it on their phone and probably get more viewers. That’ll really get the people going. That’s news. Checks out.”

(Tim Mitchell, Anthony Zilis, and Adalberto Toledo / The News-Gazette)


Presidential candidate and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) used to live in Champaign-Urbana

We’re famous.

(Seth Fein / Smile Politely)


WDWS Morning Show Podcast: State Senator Scott Bennett


Not a great day for WCIA, on the whole


N-G boys’ basketball Top 10: Jan. 22, 2019

  1. Danville, 18-2
  2. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, 17-2
  3. Cissna Park, 17-2
  4. Judah Christian, 19-2
  5. Monticello, 15-3
  6. Watseka, 14-3
  7. Champaign Central, 9-8
  8. St. Joseph-Ogden, 11-7
  9. Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin, 14-7
  10. LeRoy, 12-5

(Colin Likas / News-Gazette)


Anthony Higgs won’t play this year

He hadn’t played yet this year. He gets to keep his eligibility so that’s pretty neat.