Central Illinois Gazette (September 2005)

Central Illinois Gazette (September 2005)

On the road

I'm writing this on the road -- from a hostel near Harpers Ferry, WV. My friend Mark and I are completing a section of the Appalachian Trail from 80 miles south of Harpers Ferry to 40 miles north.

Should New Orleans be rebuilt?

We've broached this topic on the editorial page but haven't received much comment yet.

A centennial in downtown Champaign

What downtown Champaign building will mark the centennial of its dedication on Friday, Sept. 23?

We could have bared our soul too

Here's an idea that Nancy Cantor should have tried in her brief time at the University of Illinois:

McGinty won't challenge Frerichs for Senate seat

As much as local Republicans would like to see it, it still appears that there won't be a Democratic Party primary for the 52nd District Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Rick Winkel of Urbana.

Champaign County is ready for Gulf State evacuees

They're set in Champaign-Urbana for whatever the hurricane blows our way.

A library that looks like Champaign?

They just broke ground for the new Champaign Library, a project long overdue. That's the good news.