Columnist Tom Kacich is out of the office but said he'd get back to emptying his mailbag next Friday.
Among the topics brought up this week that he'll eventually get to:
— Free speech issues at Illinois
— Robin Williams' suicide
A little break in the mailbag monotony this week. Virtually nothing about shootings, school siting, mayoral politics or construction projects.
Welcome to August. I’m guessing it will be warmer in central Illinois this month than it was in July. You can almost be certain that it will be hot on Aug. 30 when Illinois opens its football season against Youngstown State (11 a.m. start).
Welcome back, Mailbag readers. All kinds of questions this week ranging from pizza to politics, and stoplights to same-sex divorce.
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.