Good Reads: 1/29/19


We live in the Arctic now

Existence is pain.

via Gfycat


The City of Champaign has a list of warming centers, shelters, and more on their website

(Julie McClure / Smile Politely)


C-U at Home seeking volunteers for daytime drop-in center

(Debra Pressey / News-Gazette)


Everything is closed tomorrow

Champaign schools. Urbana schools. The Champaign County Courthouse. The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office (that can’t be safe right?). Amtrak trains.

(WCIA)


MTD offering free rides tomorrow


There’s a pretty huge petition on Change.org for the U of I to ‘close’ tomorrow

It has more than 13,000 signatures as of this morning. It’s 18 hours old.

UPDATE: There ya have it, folks:


The memes have been good too

“Excellence never closes” from r/UIUC
Oof from r/UIUC
When classes have yet to be cancelled because of subzero temps… from r/UIUC

Ringo, yes that Ringo, is coming to town

With his “All-Starr Band,” which one can only assume is composed of his siblings.

(Patrick Singer / Smile Politely)


3-4 more being tested for measles after last week’s confirmed case

Awesome.

(Ben Zigterman / News-Gazette)


The Illini play Minnesota tomorrow

One of the few places on the planet that will be colder than Champaign-Urbana.

Read The Champaign Room‘s preview.


This is a bad take

This is a good take:


DCCC targets IL-13 again for 2020


State Rep. Carol Ammons Wants More State Funding For Illinois Higher Ed

(Lee Gaines / Illinois Public Media)