Good Reads: 7/1/19


Another day, another article asking why there are so many apartments

idk why this has to keep being said but I’ll type it yet again:

The University of Illinois announced a goal to increase C-U’s population to a quarter of a million by 2030. The University typically gets what it wants. These people need to live somewhere. It’s cheaper to build now than it will be to build then. It’s a sound investment. If the University hadn’t have made that declaration, many of the new housing projects would not have been started.

Can we please stop having this conversation? I’m tired.

(Tom Kacich / News-Gazette)


Hell yeah, Paxton

File that under “three words I never thought I’d type together”

(Will Brumleve / News-Gazette)


Consumers, distributors gear up for gas, cigarette tax hikes

(Julie Wurth / News-Gazette)


Some good C-U rap music came out this weekend/last week

This doesn’t happen often. Rejoice.

Trouble Chasin’ 2:

New Grady and LJ:


Fourth of July in Champaign-Urbana: What is Open, What is Closed

(ChambanaMoms)


PrideFest 2019 will be September 27-29

(Julie McClure / Smile Politely)


UI professor who sued over gender-based wage discrimination gets back pay, raise

(Ben Zigterman / News-Gazette)


Lol at this whole thing


Here’s an extensive Reddit thread about the housing debates happening in Champaign

Champaign Mayor & City Council don’t care about the struggles of minorities from r/UIUC

Things got a little stormy yesterday

But this picture is cool:

The storm today looming over the town. Taken from a mile or two south of Urbana. from r/UIUC