Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

Brady's vote here not much better than Topinka's 4 years ago

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.

Take the 1960 C-U Trivia Quiz

 At Thursday night's annual meeting of the Half Century Club, we presented the folowing quiz on events here 50 years ago. See how many you can get correctly.

Al Reynolds apologizes for remarks

The following is a statement released late Thursday night by Al Reynolds election campaign. Reynolds is the Republican candidate for the Illinois Senate in the 52nd Distict that includes Champaign and Vermilion counties:

How bad is Vermilion County's economy?

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.

Daily dose: Local history, (Bill) Brady Homes, Norm Davis, 'Mad Men,' Coming Sunday

Local history

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.)