Good Reads: 11/13/19

Illinois Senate Votes To ‘Spring Forward’ — Permanently

“Either way, in order for Illinois’ time change measure to take effect, Congress would have to either have to amend federal law about time changes altogether, or grant Illinois an exception allowing it to have a different clock setting than other states.”

(Sam Dunklau / Illinois Public Media)


Here’s a neat picture of Green Street in 1970 during a Vietnam protest

Champaign, Illinois – 1970 from r/UIUC

(Featured photo from Reddit user u/MrHistorialAlmanac)


UI researcher’s film on Facebook founder to be shown at Krannert Art Museum

You may not know Ben Grosser’s name, but his research has had an effect on your life, almost certainly. A researcher at the U of I, Grosser’s work is concerned primarily with social media metrics, and how those metrics affect society.

His research, in part, influenced Instagram to test out the abolition of the like button this week.

He also made a movie that highlights Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s obsession with growth.

(News-Gazette)


Yesterday’s episode of The 21st is worth a full listen

(Illinois Public Media)

Prospect Avenue bridge project nearing finish line

(Ben Zigterman / News-Gazette)


UI senate OKs resolutions for release of sex-misconduct data, implementation of new policies

(Julie Wurth / News-Gazette)


Rantoul Trustees Say ‘No’ To Cannabis-Related Businesses

One would think Rantoul would be interested in getting new revenue streams. Not so much, I guess.

(Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media)


Here’s a good breakdown of the financials behind Illini football’s trip to Ireland in 2021

(Steve Rosen / HuskerOnline)


State senator planning town hall meetings in Champaign, Georgetown, Rantoul

Here’s your chance to meet State Senator Scott Bennett, an elected official who is not afraid to hold public town hall events.

(Mary Schenk / News-Gazette)


Showers has merch now

Once I sell $1 million worth imma glow up and buy a boat and throw a party on it and you’re all invited.