Worth it, imo.
(Ben Zigterman / News-Gazette)
This is a big issue in rural America and is only going to get bigger. Small towns are often attached to their schools as a source of community and pride, and the notion of consolidating schools is unthinkable for many in small towns across central Illinois.
But at a certain point that stubbornness starts to adversely affect students and the opportunities they have. This is a great story about that.
(Dusty Rhodes / Illinois Public Media)
Update on the layoffs at The News-Gazette
49 total layoffs at the largest journalism operation in central Illinois. Gross. Yikes.
It’s winter now.
Here’s a sad story
Last July, our beloved Rep. Rodney Davis was a guest of President Donald Trump when he paid a visit to Granite City, home of a steel mill that Trump took credit for bringing back to life.
Davis was quick to take credit, as well, touting the President’s economic agenda and commitment to reviving America’s working-class (while cutting taxes for the wealthy).
But today, this happened. At the same plant.
Think Rodney will take credit for that, too?
Former Illini Chase McLaughlin had a wild Monday Night Football game last night
It was the best of times:
But when it came time to hit the game-winner, it was the worst of times:
(Matt Daniels / News-Gazette)
This is bad.
(Vanessa Romo / Illinois Public Media)
The College Football subreddit did a deep dive on what it would take for Illinois to get to the Big Ten Championship
They crunched the numbers, folks.