It’s going to be very windy today

…and potentially a very slow news day, also.

Apparently it’s a CODE RED DAY (x2) according to Fox Illinois’ morning show:

Ok that’s enough wind talk but isn’t it at least a little funny how much news the wind generates?

Champaign is getting a Chick-Fil-A

It’s the talk of the town lol.

Illini football releases 2019 schedule

Most of this was already released. Maybe all of it. Just off the top of my head, a bowl game is in reach. Seven wins might even be plausible. Of course these predictions are meaningless and fluid, so I’m sure the outlook will evolve.

Jeff Tweedy is coming to The Virginia

April 18th. Tickets go on sale Thursday.

Here’s a good Wilco song:

Listen to Aaron Ammons on I Have to Ask…

Last week, we linked Elizabeth Hess’ interview with University of Illinois professor Jay Rosenstein. Today she’s back for a sit-down with newly-elected County Clerk Aaron Ammons.

I really wish I could embed the pod *hint hint* but the link will have to do for now.

2018 was a roller-coaster ride for area stocks

(Ben Zigterman / The News-Gazette)

WDWS Radio to Cover Complete Illini Baseball Schedule


Illini football adds A.D. Miller, transfer from Oklahoma

I’m not going to get as excited about this one as Jeff Thomas or Luke Ford, but it is a Power 5-caliber player transferring into the program, so that’s neat.

Miller initially committed to Illinois four years ago before flipping his commitment to Oklahoma. All signs point to him being able to suit up next year.

This team’s gonna look different, and they’re going to look different fast. Spring ball is right around the corner, and this year we might not want to ignore it.

Read Jeremy Werner’s breakdown on 247Sports here.

Here’s a snapped wind turbine


Screenshot from Spotted in Chambana on Facebook

N-G boys’ basketball Top 10: Jan. 8, 2019

(Colin Likas / The News-Gazette)