Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

Laissez les bons temps roulez! Right here in C-U!

Champaign-Urbana residents have a chance to help a high school in New Orleans that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and to enjoy some fabulous authentic New Orleans cooking.

Looking for future political leaders

According to this article http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2006/01/the_futures_mar_11.html there's a scarcity a up-and-coming political talent in

The never-ending debate about state taxes

Here's an interesting item about the late Paul Simon and the late Sen. Everett Peters that I ran across in a 50-year-old News-Gazette.

I suppose there are worse things to be known for

If you ever worry that you spend too much time watching, talking about, reading about and dreaming about Illini sports, you can always compare yourself to this guy. Yikes.

The late Jack Mabley's days in rowdy old Champaign

The death last week of Chicago newspaper columnist Jack Mabley gives me a chance to rerun a column I wrote last year about his great crusade as an editor at the Daily Illini in the late 1930s.

Fifty and 100 years ago in C-U

Earlier this week I wrote about some of the things that occurred in Champaign-Urbana 100 years ago.

Back from the Northwoods, youbetcha!

It's nice to be back in the flatlands after a quick trip to the Upper Peninsula for some skiing and sightseeing.

The Democratic showdown in County Board District 9

There already seems to be a lot of interest in the Democratic county board primary in District 9 where Bob Kirchner and Lisa Bell are challenging incumbents Steve Beckett and Barbara Wysocki.

A perfect Christmas gift

Talk about giving, here's a gift that costs not a penny, requires less than an hour, is a remarkably selfless gesture because it's virtually anonymous and is truly a gift from one's own body and, perhaps most of all, there's a chance you might be saving a

A million-dollar house??

AVAILABLE SOON: 3,668-square foot, two-story Italianate house, built just after the Civil War and around the time that the Illinois Industrial University was opening its doors a mile away. On a beautiful 190-foot by 210-foot lot. Just across the street fr