Good Reads: 7/23/19


Jarlings, which does not sell ice cream, named to top 17 American ice cream shops

The list was made by the Today Show (You know, that show where the anchors drink wine at 9 am.)

It’s custard, damn it! And even then, I’ve heard rumblings that Jarlings doesn’t even *technically* serve custard. “Ice milk” has been thrown around, if my memory serves.


First of Rep. Davis’ ‘Open Government Nights’ set Monday in Decatur

If Betsy Dirksen-Londrigan wants to beat Davis in 2020, she’s going to need to perform well in Macon County. She lost by a fairly substantial margin in 2016, and it’s one of the few populated areas where she could actually expand her voter base.

No doubt Rod’s team knows that. And thus, he’s holding a town hall (just kidding, it’s not a real town hall) in Decatur next week.

(Adalberto Toledo / News-Gazette)


Downtown Champaign’s CompleteCare Pharmacy closing at end of month

Downtown Champaign loses one of its few non-bar and non-restaurant businesses. If the City wants to truly create a vibrant micro-urban core, these types of businesses are absolutely vital.

But hey, two or three new restaurants opened in Downtown last week. So there’s that, I guess.

(Ben Zigterman / News-Gazette)


New Direction For Illinois’ Only City-Run Coal Plant Brings Worries About Jobs, Economy

Great listen from NPR Illinois about Springfield’s coal power plant.

(Mary Hansen / Illinois Public Media)


“C-U in the Prairibbean”

…what?

Also, that’s a picture of Jane Addams Bookstore, folks, which for those keeping score at home, is NOT near the parking lot outside of the Orpheum.

(Hannah Preston / Daily Illini)


Unit 4 is offering shuttles to a mobile health clinic during registration

(Julie McClure / Smile Politely)


r/UIUC made a great meme

#1:

Tesla charging stations around campus? from r/UIUC

#2:

Camel feeding stations around campus? from r/UIUC

#3:

Cow feeding stations around campus ? from r/UIUC

Excited to see what’s to come.


This seems like a bad idea

But honestly, fuck it, why not?