Good Reads: 8/19/19


See you at Rodney Davis’ Open Government Non-Town-Hall-Meeting tonight

It’s at Parkland. Doors open at 5. The room only holds ~350.

Just as some background, Rod invited State Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) instead of State Rep. Carol Ammons or State Sen. Scott Bennett – you know, the ones who actually represent Champaign-Urbana.

Anyway Halbrook wants to secede from Chicago, probably the most hilariously bad political position of any downstate politician.

Here are the details:

Upcoming Open Government Night

Champaign

WHAT: Audience Q&A with Congressman Davis and Representative Halbrook moderated by News-Gazette Media’s Scott Beatty.

WHEN: Monday, August 19th 6:00-7:30PM CST, Doors open at 5:00PM CST

WHERE: Parkland College, Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL


DETAILS: Attendance is free and open to the public. 
Seating is first-come, first-serve. No registration. 
Parking is free. Lot M1 north of the theatre entrance is recommended. 
Anyone requiring special accommodations can call (217) 403-4690.


They’re coming back

My commute took three times as long this morning. Which was still only 15 minutes in total. But still.

First night back on campus. Missed this view all summer. from r/UIUC

UI administrators hope beer boosts slumping football ticket sales

Me too. We haven’t sold out a game since 2016 (kinda) when Mitch Trubisky came to town.

(Julie Wurth / News-Gazette)


The new Illini football palace is wild


Urbana Officials Seek Public Input On Sale and Taxing Of Recreational Cannabis

(Christine Herman / Illinois Public Media)


It’s Sweetcorn szn

Corn me up, Scotty.


Dog down: Effort helps emergency medical staff treat law enforcement K-9s

Pups.

(Diana Yates / University of Illinois)