Good Reads: 5/21/19


City of Champaign releases capital improvements plan; doesn’t allocate any money for Garden Hills improvements

In March, WILL put together this great article talking about one of C-U’s most-neglected neighborhoods, Garden Hills, on the North End of Champaign.

Fraught with drainage problems, Garden Hills has been waiting on a fix (and on streetlights and sidewalks – seriously) for years. Today it appears they’ll have to wait even more, with the City neglecting to include the project in their 10-year capital improvements plan.

Yikes.

(Adalberto Toledo / News-Gazette)


These Illinois Republicans are rallying around a bill to kick deep-blue Chicago out of the state

I say this with the utmost truth and sincerity: this is THE most idiotic statehouse proposal Illinois has ever seen.

Here’s why.

(Liz Weber / Washington Post)


Spiros Law files second lawsuit against Peoples Gas over Mahomet gas leak

(Patrick Singer / Smile Politely)


Meyers Leonard had a game for the ages last night

Even though Portland still lost, Meyers hit five 3-pointers in the first half. For those keeping score at home, that is five times the amount of 3-point shots he hit in his entire Illini career.

We might actually be cursed.


Urbana Looks At More Spending Cuts For Its FY 2020 Budget

(Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media)


AG: Closure of Suburban Express doesn’t mean end of consent decree

(Ben Zigterman / News-Gazette)


James Holzhauer: Champaign-Urbana’s proudest (temporary) son