I read with interest the recent lead article by C-U Citizen Access regarding certified housing inspections. Unfortunately, the student reporters did notproperly interview staff from the City of Urbana and the statements made in the article do not reflect our city's procedures or experiences with certified housing inspections.
I recently received a brochure from the University of Illinois Renaissance on behalf of intercollegiate athletics that sets out preliminary terms and conditions for seating in the to be renovated portion of the hall. (The Assembly Hall as known as a hall when I saw it being built and when I went to games there, therefore it will always be know as the hall to me).
I have always known that people in Indiana were, well, different — as in "Deliverence" kind of different. I have always felt a little uneasy crossing the state line, if only to go to the Beef House for dinner.
Indiana just isn't safe. As an Illini fan, I always knew that Purdue was dangerous. I just didn't realize just how dangerous a trip to East Lafayette could be.
Back in the 1930s, there was a World War I cannon in Champaign's West Side Park. Its aiming controls were welded shut, but it was good for climbing on.
When the United States entered World War II, the cannon disappeared, presumably to be melted down to be used in the manufacture of more modern devices.
For years since, the park has been weaponless.
I was surprised that Illinois has sanctioned same-sex marriage.
One of the driving forces of any marriage is copulation. Religion is not included here — just look up in any large dictionary the meaning of the city Sodom. Look up related words "sodomite" and "sodomy."
I recently dropped my wife off at a friend's house so she could help the friend travel to St. Louis for an overnight chemotherapy appointment. While driving down Francis Drive, I came upon a matronly lady walking in the middle road. She was yelling, waving her arms and indicating that I needed
to get out of her way.
Much has been said about the public pension crisis in Illinois.
I would like to let the public know how it is or was for state workers. I worked in corrections for 23 years and 6 months bought two years military time that cost me $16,000 dollars to get credit for 25 years.