Good Reads: 2/18/19


It’s been a while.

Sorry, had a deadline I was working on. Back now.


The Illini play Wisconsin tonight

They’re 3-0 against the spread since I wrote this. You’re welcome, Illini nation. February has actually been fun for once.

Losers of 14 straight against Wisconsin, this will be a test to see if Giorgi can handle Ethan Happ, one of the best (if not the best) post-men in the country.

The Illini are 10.5-point underdogs, which means it’s time start up the UPSET TRAIN CHOO CHOO FOLKS.

Tip-off: 7 pm

TV: FS1

Maybe it’ll be like this, just with better video quality:


Two more measles cases confirmed in Champaign County

I shit you not.

(Tim Mitchell / The News-Gazette)


Illini baseball will probably be good this year

Despite baseball being a bad sport for bad people (only kidding), I’ll try to keep up with this season on the blog. We’re going to compete for an NCAA Tournament bid this year, if what I’m told is correct. Plus they might start selling beer at games.

Featured photo from @IlliniBaseball on Twitter

Fernando’s Food Truck is opening a restaurant

These tacos are the best thing to pop up in Champaign over the past 3 years.

(Jessica Hammie / Smile Politely)


The author of CorruptCU.com did a Reddit AMA

In case you missed the original story.

I Authored CorruptCU.com, Ask Me Anything from r/UIUC

CJ Run releases new song; announces EP

Stream “Nothin Like You” below. Here For Now, their next EP, is due out on March 1st.


Rodney Davis perpetuates absurd lies; gets ratioed on Twitter

Such is life for Rod nowadays.


Young The Giant is playing Canopy Club tomorrow

If that’s the sort of thing you’re into.


Only recently did GOP lose its hold on Champaign County

(Tom Kacich / The News-Gazette)


Illinois gov says he’ll sign bill raising minimum wage to $15

It’s time. A minimum wage should be a living wage.

Here’s a bad take on the issue from The News-Gazette‘s Editorial Board.

(Morgan Gstalter / The Hill)


State Lawmakers In Champaign-Urbana Seeking Public Input About Legalizing Weed In Illinois

(Christine Herman / Illinois Public Media)