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.


MTD offering free rides tomorrow

There’s a pretty huge petition on 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


(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)