Good Reads: 8/7/19


Ugh. Fuck off, Patriot Front.

Here’s an excerpt from Patriot Front’s “Manifesto” posted to their website:

“When our European ancestors first came to this savage continent they had a variety of purpose. Set against the harsh life on the frontier and the common enemy in the strange, unexplored reaches of America yet to be touched by civilization, they found a common cause and a common identity as Americans. From the varied nations and cultures of Europe a new nation was forged in the flames of conquest. E Pluribus Unum was the new creed that bound our people together with their pan-European identity as Americans. To be an American is to be a descendant of conquerors, pioneers, visionaries, and explorers. This unique identity was given to us by our ancestors, and this national spirit remains firmly rooted in our blood.”

Y I K E S ! ! ! ! !


The Illini destroyed what I can only assume to be some sort of Italian semi-pro team

Here’s the box score and some highlights. Most notably, Ayo went 4-6 on 3-point shots. More of that please.

A nameless player for CUS Insubria scored 16 points, also, so that’s neat.


State’s attorney: When cannabis becomes legal, ‘it is not a free-for-all’

(Tim Mitchell / News-Gazette)


Donate backpacks and supplies for Thomas Paine students

Donations are accepted through August 11th and can be dropped off at the Urbana police station (400 S. Vine).

(Julie McClure / Smile Politely)


Champaign council approves making Lynn Street one-way next to Central

(Tim Mitchell / News-Gazette)


Niro’s Gyros is moving into the former Krekel’s

The saga of the drive-through bank-turned-pizza place-turned-failed custard shop-turned-gyro joint on Kirby Avenue gets deeper.

(Jessica Hammie / Smile Politely)


Deadline for Danville-casino development proposals pushed back

Sad.

(Tracy Crane / News-Gazette)