Good Reads: 9/18/19

American Football Turns 20

The house from the album cover (in Urbana) should be designated as some sort of historic site. This thoughtful feature takes a look back to two decades ago, when C-U was briefly the epicenter of the emo world.*

(*I don’t really know if this is true, I was 5 years old, I’m just spitballin here)

Here’s a song that’s not on that album but was filmed in the house.

(Nina Corcoran / Stereogum)


Here’s a good feature on former Illini and NFL player Vontae Davis

Davis famously retired mid-game early in the season last year. ESPN.com caught up with him a year later.

(Brendan Meyer / ESPN)


The people need to know


Urbana school board approves budget with $1.3 million surplus

This is good news, right?

(Tim Mitchell / News-Gazette)


University of Illinois students are leading a local climate march on Friday

(Julie McClure / Smile Politely)


Downtown Urbana Historic District added to National Register of Historic Places

(Steven Pratten / Smile Politely)


Champaign council members focus on practical issues of recreational cannabis

(Adalberto Toledo / News-Gazette)


Listen to the newest episode of The 200 Level

Mike recaps a dismal performance against Eastern Michigan and looks ahead to the (grim) future.

(Mike Carpenter / Champaign Showers)


Need fluids? Now you can belly up to an IV bar in Champaign

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(Deb Pressey / News-Gazette)