Good Reads: 2/20/19


Destihl leaving downtown Champaign for Carle at the Fields

Destihl’s beer wasn’t that good. It got the job done, but it wasn’t remarkable.

The cheese curds were.

It’s not every day that a huge corner commercial space is available in Downtown Champaign (we have like three, maybe four street corners of import). What’s more interesting than Destihl moving to southwest Champaign to be closer to the quasi-suburbs and Carle employees is what will fill that marquee space in Downtown Champaign.

Picture from Google Maps, lol

But let the record show that the curds were good.

(Tim Mitchell / News-Gazette)


U Of I: Minimum Wage Increase Makes It Difficult To ‘Hold The Line’ On Tuition Freeze

(Anna Casey / Illinois Public Media)


All the other (mostly) mediocre Big Ten football schools are doing it…

It’s almost as if beer makes bad football better.


Let’s get this money


Young the Giant captivates Canopy Club

Concert reviews are by-and-large very hard to pull off, but this one was pretty good.

(Erin Cady / Daily Illini)


Making a cop: Champaign Police selective during new hire process

Here’s a fluff piece on how hard it is to get hired by the Champaign Police Department.

Surely Matt Rush, Jerad Gale or Joe Ketchum had nothing to do with this story being published, right?

If you don’t recognize those names, Google them.

(WICS)


More like the Fighting Hunks amirite


Danville inmate tried to hire hitman, wound up talking to undercover ATF agent

This is wild!

(Noelle McGee / News-Gazette)


Someone’s (maybe) been cookin the books at the Urbana School District

“School districts provide data — on topics such as enrollment, attendance and test scores — to the Illinois State Board of Education themselves, which it then uses for things like funding and state report cards. The information that Urbana had submitted to the state prior to this academic year was “erroneous and often very misleading,” interim Assistant Superintendent Jean Korder said, explaining the need for the expensive fixes.”

(Lyndsay Jones / News-Gazette)


Hey look it’s a governor who doesn’t want to slash funding for higher education!

“The fiscal year 2020 budget proposed today by Gov. J.B. Pritzker would increase appropriations for the University of Illinois System by nearly 5 percent, the system’s largest increase since fiscal 2001. The governor also recommended a $50 million increase for the Monetary Award Program (MAP), which provides financial aid to support Illinois students, including thousands across the three U of I universities.”