Central Illinois Gazette (March 2005)

They really did win

I know I have not kept up with this blog lately. As Billy Packer would say, "I've been laxadaisical." But I have been other occupied. Really. So busy, in fact, that I was unable to see even one minute of last Saturday's Thriller in the Chiller, otherwise


Most Favored Business Status

For years Ive wondered why the bars in Champaigns Campustown seem to be able to get away with everything short of murder  drink specials and other outrageous promotions -- things that obviously are designed to have young adults drink as much as


An underappreciated basketball program

As a longtime Illinois basketball fan theres one thing that is bothering me about all the attention going to the Illini this year: too many people, nationally and locally, are acting as though Illinois has never been that great a basketball team, or prog


A sure sign of summer

Yeah, I know it's still basketball season -- and I think it'll be Illini basketball season for another 30 days or so -- but here's one sign that summer is not that far away: the 2005 Danville Dans schedule.


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