Good Reads: 9/9/19


Imagine you’re walking home from the bar at midnight on a Saturday and you see this on an otherwise-abandoned John Street.

We’ll all float, too.

Illini football beat UConn by 8 points

Cue the Twitter mobs all rising up in union at once to say “a win is a win.”


Satirical take:

Sure, it’s a road win. And road wins are nice. But UConn is honestly one of the worst teams in the FBS.

UConn’s quarterback was a third-string true freshman who only had one other scholarship offer (from renown pigskin powerhouse UMass), and he seemed to have no problems shredding up the Illini secondary. Maybe he’s an overlooked prodigy, but more likely, we suck.

Anyway whatever here are some highlights:

In Old Theatres, Some See Hope For Renewal

This is a really neat look at how old theaters are seeing a revival lately. Too bad for all the small towns that destroyed their theaters to build a bank (looking at you, Monticello).

This also reminds me of the Rialto Theatre in downtown Champaign (121 W. Church). If that doesn’t sound familiar, it’s because the Rialto’s marquee is gone, and the hall now sits behind retail and goes un-used. Yikes.

(Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media)

Big Brother or Big Bother? Campus cameras worthwhile to police, worrisome for others

(Anthony Zilis / News-Gazette)

The latest episode of I Have To Ask features Senator Scott Bennett

Stream here:

Federal Food Program May Be Inequitable For Rural Child Care Providers, New U Of I Study Finds

(Christine Herman / Illinois Public Media)

Champaign Central wins battle for Champaign high school football supremacy

(Jordan Wilson / News-Gazette)

Siebel Center for Design reaches construction milestone

(Steven Pratten / Smile Politely)

This is the most accurate representation of Illini fandom I have ever seen

I-L-L …. fuck [INSTANT REGRET] from r/UIUC

Just Askin’ | Crash rates at downtown viaducts

I, too, would like to know how many times semis hit the railroad bridge.

And furthermore, does it affect the structural integrity of the bridge?

(Ben Zigterman / News-Gazette)

Champaign County Amnesty Week Helps Residents Avoid Costly Court Fees


The CS Podcast Network is adding a new show tomorrow

Keep your eyes posted here.