Good Reads: 10/29/19

Work on former Chester Street Bar leads trio of renovations for Midtown Crossing

At long last the teeming masses of Champaign-Urbana will have a bar to buy drinks at. About damn time.

(Ben Zigterman / News-Gazette)


Upset about the lack of cultural events in C-U? Fear not!

Pure American culture.

(Chambanamoms)


Illinois football hasn’t won 3 straight Big Ten games in 12 years. But that could change Saturday vs. Rutgers.

The Illini are 21-point favorites! 21! Three touchdowns!

(Shannon Ryan / Chicago Tribune)


The return of A Spooky Building, An Eerie Feeling, and A Creepy Latrine

Champaign-Urbana’s best recurring piece of media is back with a distinctly Halloween edition.

(Tom Ackerman / Smile Politely)


Champaign earns top marks from financial ratings services for sixth straight year

(Adalberto Toledo / News-Gazette)


UPDATE: Charter Fitness’ Lincoln Square Mall location closing Oct. 31

Must be a rough time to be a fitness center in a semi-abandoned downtown mall, init.

(Ben Zigterman + Mary Schenk / News-Gazette)


The Great Cover Up 2020 dates announced

The beloved Cover Up returns to The City Center this winter. Hell yeah. Cover Up szn.

(Patrick Singer / Smile Politely)


Illinois GOP Lawmakers Want Harsher Penalties For Public Corruption

Cool then they must be super down for impeachment then, right? Right?

(Sam Dunklau / Illinois Public Media)


Trump In Chicago Praises Davis, LaHood As ‘Warriors For All Of Us’

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*breathes*

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(Ryan Denham / Illinois Public Media)


Here’s a good take from Illini head coach / icon Lovie Smith on whether college athletes should be allowed to profit off of their own names and likenesses