Good Reads: 8/20/19

Rodney Davis held a quasi-town hall in Champaign last night

I never thought I’d type ^ that sentence. The whole thing was pretty fun. Rodney brought along Rep. Brad Halbrook, who:

-wants to secede from Chicago.

-said he didn’t know what the student debt crisis was.

-may not have read any of the bills he talked about on stage.

Rod was textbook awful, constantly telling the audience to “call Nancy Pelosi,” and citing a bullshit study that named him the 50th most bipartisan member of congress.

I would expound a lot but my head may never stop spinning so just read the recap from the Gazette here, from WILL here, and Mark Maxwell’s live tweets, below:

Batten down the hatches

We’re toast:

Illinois is entering ‘the red zone’ for a Division I hockey program. And for top area players, it’s an if-you-build-it-we-will-come scenario

(Shannon Ryan / Chicago Tribune)

The State Farm Center released their fall concert lineup

Most importantly: Flo Rida!

The UP Center is starting a peer support group for young adults

(Julie McClure / Smile Politely)

Extension of deadline for Danville casino proposals doesn’t produce any new bidders


(Tracy Crane / News-Gazette)

Urbana council hears residents’ thoughts on allowing sale of recreational pot

(Adalberto Toledo / News-Gazette)