Tom Kacich

Tom Kacich

Tom Kacich | Days numbered for what was once a key UI laboratory

It's almost the end of the line for a building in the middle of the University of Illinois campus whose life has covered two distinct modes of transportation.

Champaign bar back in business

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An early look at today's installment:

"While driving by the Ice House on Sunday along Prospect Avenue I noticed customers on the patio. Has it reopened?"

Tom Kacich | Rauner may have given up on big shake-up

It took more than three years for him to comprehend it, but Bruce Rauner finally seems to realize that you can't shake up Springfield by yourself.

Yes, you can have wealthy allies bankroll a like-minded "think tank" and a news service and other political appendages to spread the word and create a notion of support.

Tom Kacich | Lincoln Square's owner has ultimate say

It's great that people have grand ideas for what to do with the Lincoln Square mall and its parking lots that lie smack in the middle of downtown Urbana.

Tom's #Mailbag, May 4, 2018

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One more big 'Bag before we at Mailbag International Headquarters take a one-month vacation. We will be back in June, tanned, rested and ready — just like they said about our old pal Richard Nixon in 1968.

Davis says he'll advocate for federal funding for Illinois Terminal expansion

CHAMPAIGN — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis is on board with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District's plan to expand its Illinois Terminal facility in downtown Champaign, a project that also could lead to a privately developed hotel, conference center and sports arena.

Davis: No need to meet with politically opposed groups

URBANA — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis told a small group at the Central Illinois Mosque & Islamic Center today that he won't meet with groups that are politically opposed to him.

The three-term congressman held a 45-minute meeting with members of the Muslim community and others from Champaign-Urbana at the mosque.