Tom Kacich

Tom Kacich

Tom Kacich | Mayor Feinen's fundraising impressive as well

Champaign Mayor Deb Feinen's re-election earlier this month wasn't just impressive for the vote total — 84 percent to 16 percent for challenger Azark Cobbs — but also for her campaign fundraising.

Feinen collected nearly $30,000 in the January-March period, according to her report filed with the State Board of Elections.

Tom's #Mailbag, April 19, 2019

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This week's Mailbag is as jammed as a big package of Peeps on a hot summer day.

#Mailbag sneak peek | Tuscola outlet mall: 27 stores, no plans for a hotel

Tom's Mailbag publishes at 2 p.m. Friday (submit questions by clicking here). A sample of what's to come:

"Find out which stores are closing at the Tuscola Outlet Shops this year. The mall owners want to put a hotel where the mall is instead. If true, a hotel for what?"

Tom Kacich | Low turnout was rule for most area counties

Champaign County's puny 13.27 percent turnout for this month's local government election wasn't that much different than in other nearby counties.

Tom's #Mailbag, April 12, 2019

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Big ol' Bag today, bulging like an oil and chip road on a hot, sunny day.

Tom Kacich | In recent election, Champaign voters favored status quo

Perhaps it's the nonpartisan nature of the Champaign City Council — the consensus building that comes without the baggage of partisan bickering like that which is seen in Congress, the Legislature and the Champaign County Board — but Champaign residents sure seem pleased with their city government.

Tom's #Mailbag, April 5, 2019

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This week's Mailbag is as packed with goodies as a President Trump tirade on cancer caused by the noise of wind turbines (something which is not true, according to the American Cancer Society).

#Mailbag sneak peek: Costco could open Champaign store by late 2020

This week's edition of Tom's Mailbag is now live. Submit questions for future editions here.

"Are you sure that Costco isn't coming to Champaign?"

Apparently not.

Tom Kacich | Fake-news quiz, Champaign County edition

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Is truth really stranger than fiction? In Champaign County, absolutely.

In honor of April Fools Day, try to pick out the fake news: