Tom Kacich

Tom Kacich

Tom's #Mailbag, Aug. 3, 2018

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Safety is on the minds of some Mailbag readers this week, particularly when it comes to riders of bicycles and horses.

Tom Kacich | Londrigan holding town halls; Davis still won't

Democratic congressional hopeful Betsy Londrigan is undertaking a series of town hall meetings throughout the 13th Congressional District, creating a bright distinction with incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis, who has refused to conduct town halls.

Tom's #Mailbag, July 27, 2018

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The Mailbag knocks down a few questions, ideas and legends today:

— no, that is not a lookout tower atop the Lincoln Building in downtown Champaign.

Tom Kacich | Spending in 13th District race not at past levels

There's a lot of interest and a lot of money invested so far in the 13th Congressional District race between incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis and Democratic challenger Betsy Londrigan, but spending may not reach the levels of past races.

Tom Kacich | Independent wants board to become less partisan

If you'd like to see the sometimes hyperpartisan Champaign County Board move from either deep blue or deep red to a more purple hue, some of you may get your chance this fall.

Emphasis on the word "may."

Tom Kacich | I've many fond memories of John Foreman

Next year we'll mark the centennial of the day that The News-Gazette was created with the merger of The Champaign Daily Gazette and David W. Stevick's Champaign Daily News.

It's sad that my old colleague and boss, John Foreman, won't be here to lead the celebration on Dec. 14, 2019.

Tom Kacich | Gov. Rauner's words bolster nagging fears about DPI

Editor's note: An earlier version of this column included an incorrect ranking for the UI's College of Engineering. U.S. News & World Report ranks the UI's overall graduate program ninth nationally, not 11th, as it appeared in a quote in the original story.