Someone has brought the measles to Champaign-Urbana

Is that picture supposed to mean something?

I’m not entirely certain if this is relevant or not but please for the love of everything you hold dear, vaccinate your children. We’ve worked too hard to get to this point as a species.

Two members of East Central Illinois militia plead guilty to terrorist acts, other crimes

“ThErE’s No SuCh ThInG aS a WhItE cHrIsTiAn TeRrOrIsT.”

– a commenter on the Gazette’s social media, probably

(Mary Schenk / News-Gazette)

Danville Schlarman’s Anaya Peoples named to McDonald’s All-American roster

It’s been a while since someone from central Illinois has played in the McDonald’s All American game, an annual all-star game hosting the best high school talent in the country. In fact, I can’t remember a single time it’s happened in memory.

Yesterday, however, the rosters were announced and Notre Dame-signee Anaya Peoples, a senior at Schlarman High School in Danville, made the cut.

Read more here, via The News-Gazette.

The McDonald’s game also applies (depressingly) to the Illini, who haven’t landed an All-American since Jereme Richmond:

You should read this article from Governing about segregation in downstate Illinois

Both the Springfield and Champaign-Urbana metro areas are more segregated than that of Charlottesville, Va., or the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley area near Mobile, Ala., even though they all have similar populations and percentages of black residents.

(Daniel C. Vock, J. Brian Charles, and Mike Maciag / Governing Magazine)

Lone protester at odds with Auto Mall of Champaign


A spy from World War II is speaking at the U of I on February 13th

Pritzker signs order supporting immigrant families


Play the freshmen, Brad. Just do it.

Online Registration Available for Champaign Unit 4 Middle Schools, High Schools


Champaign County Board approves largest solar panel farm in Illinois

(Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media)

It’s Friday

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