Central Illinois Gazette
Daily dose: Local history, Dumbest story today, Most important story today, Quinn miracle or Brady mistake?Thu, 11/04/2010 - 8:02am | Tom Kacich
Too late to go into too much detail about this but Champaign County Republicans shouldn't feel too smug about their support for Bill Brady for governor.
Turns out that Brady's numbers in Champaign County this year (29,185 votes; 54.66 percent) weren't much better than Judy Baar Topinka's numbers (27,878; 53.12 percent) in 2006.
Daily dose: Local history, Early voting, Big day for IL GOP, Jason Plummer here, Underdog Illini, Biofuels research at the UI, Not a Good IdeaTue, 11/02/2010 - 8:09am | Tom Kacich
There was an unusual exchange between the Illinois Senate candidates at a forum Wednesday night at Danville Area Community College.
Al Reynolds, the Danville Republican challenging Sen. Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign, said that when he moved back to Danville a few years ago he was disappointed to see how badly its economy had declined.
In 1910, the biggest crowd ever to attend an Illinois football game [--] estimated a 14,000 [--] saw Illinois defeat Chicago 3-0 at Illinois Field. It was Illinois’ first win over the University of Chicago since 1901.
(It also was the first Homecoming game -- anywhere.)
Daily dose: TR in Danville 100 years ago, Trib bad boy, Parkland board, Halloween, Corn prices, Illinois wineWed, 10/13/2010 - 2:50pm | Tom Kacich
Daily dose: Local history, new Matt the welder, Election time trickery, new guv poll, campaign money flows, Tribune Co. frat boyTue, 10/12/2010 - 3:28pm | Tom Kacich