Good Reads: 3/13/19


Champaign’s Garden Hills Neighborhood Waits … For Streetlights, Sidewalks & Flood Control

Read this story, then read it again.

If you read Good Reads, you know I’ve talked about this multiple times in this blog’s short existence. It’s pretty crazy that it’s taken this long for media to note it.

The fact that Garden Hills doesn’t have sidewalks and streetlights is absurd. The City of Champaign should be ashamed.

(Photo of Garden Hills generated by Google Earth)

(Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media)


The Illini’s historic march to a Big Ten Championship starts today

And after that, the national championship, obviously.

Here’s a good pregame read from The Champaign Room if you want to feel optimistic, I guess.

Tip-off: 8:00 PM

TV: BTN


First Busey board member among those charged in college-admissions bribery scheme

This story is wild and deserves a full read. It has a little bit of a local connection, sort of, not really, but kind of.

(Ben Zigterman / News-Gazette)


Rodney Davis on the Barstool politics podcast might be the most on-brand move of all time

If you’re not familiar with Barstool’s reputation, here’s a primer from 217 homer Will Leitch.


It’s damn near spring out here

Sunny day! Is it Spring yet? from r/UIUC

Illinois losing even more high school graduates to out-of-state colleges

That’s what happens when you have a Republican Governor who is hell-bent on destroying higher education, and the downstate communities that those institutions support.

(Dawn Rhodes / Chicago Tribune)


This was a good Illini baseball play