Good Reads: 7/30/19


Rodney Davis hosted an “Open Government Night” and holy shit was he mad

Look at that snarl:

Other instances of note from the event:


ProPublica uncovers admissions fraud by wealthy parents at the U of I

This is nuts – parents who could afford college for their children would allegedly give up custody of their high schoolers in hopes of gaining illegitimate need-based financial aid.

Yikes.

(Jodi Cohen and Melissa Sanchez / ProPublica Illinois)


It’s almost Illini football season, my folks

Lest we forget this gem:

It now exists in t-shirt form also, with a charitable component:


The Illinois Artist Behind Social Media’s Latest Big Idea

(Will Oremus / OneZero, Medium)


Baseball physicist looks to solve mystery of home run boom

(Jim Dey / News-Gazette)


Showers hit 800 Facebook likes

Thank you. Here’s a song.