Plenty of good comments and questions in this week's mailbag concerning Armory Avenue repaving, video gambling, Champaign school district polling, doubts about MTD ridership numbers, the old Danville Dodgers and the integration of baseball, the "new" News-Gazette and sports longshots.
Short week for me but lots of questions in the mailbag. Here you go ...
July 4th fireworks
Welcome back to the mailbag. We received lots of suggestions for restaurants that people would like to see in Champaign-Urbana. I suspect the existing restaurateurs wouldn’t be as eager to see these places come to town.
You may recall that last week there was a serious dearth of mailbag questions and I was in danger of being placed on an all-gruel diet by the master of The News-Gazette workhouse, Jim Rossow.
“You call that a mailbag?” said Jim Rossow, the executive editor of The News-Gazette who, unlike former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, allegedly does not have a tattoo celebrating his position in newspaper management.
Some good questions and comments about James Kilgore, a suggested site for the new, overdue Champaign High School, the big upcoming race for mayor of Champaign, and that proposal to have a new UI/Carle medical research institution in Urbana.
It’s been a busy week, but not for the mailbag. Is this already the beginning of the summer respite?