Go figure, Sept. 12, 2018

Go figure, Sept. 12, 2018

A numerical look at local headlines:

2 of the last 6

Recipients of Time magazine's Person of the Year honor booked for speaking gigs this month at Foellinger Auditorium.

Fresh off last week's appearance by BARACK OBAMA, UI officials announced Tuesday that TARANA BURKE will speak to students at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18.

You may not recognize the name, but we bet you've heard of the phrase the New York social activist came up with in 2006 — "Me Too," or as it's better known in social-media circles, #MeToo.

Burke was among the group of "silence breakers" who shared the distinction of being Time's 2017 Person of the Year in December. She was back four months later — and this time on the cover — when she was named to Time's 100 Most Influential People list.

Her free lecture on campus is open to any UI student with an i-Card.

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Days until early voting kicks off in Champaign County for the Nov. 6 general election.

Which can only mean one thing: It's forum time.

Three of them — sponsored by the League of Women Voters, NAACP and News-Gazette Media — have been scheduled for the next three Friday nights at the Champaign City Building.

The lineup of confirmed Champaign County candidates:

Friday

7:30-8: Sheriff, ALLEN JONES (R) vs. DUSTIN HEUERMAN (D).

8:10-8:40: Clerk, MATT GRANDONE (R) vs. AARON AMMONS (D).

8:45-9:15 Auditor, DIANE MICHAELS (R) vs. GEORGE DANOS (D).

Moderators: THERESA MICHELSON and BARBARA SCHLEICHER.

Sept. 21

7-7:40 Circuit Judge, ROGER WEBER (R) vs. RAMONA SULLIVAN (D).

7:45-8:25 Circuit Judge, RANDY ROSENBAUM (R) vs. CHAD BECKETT (D).

8:30-9:10 Executive, GORDY HULTEN (R) vs. DARLENE KLOEPPEL (D).

Moderators: DEB RUGG and SHANDRA SUMMERVILLE.

Sept. 28

County Board races TBA.

Moderator: HOLLY WILPER.