Tom Kacich



Tom Kacich is a columnist and the author of Tom's Mailbag at The News-Gazette. His column appears Sundays. His email is, and you can follow him on Twitter (@tkacich).

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Roundabouts, the Shadow Wood mobile home park, the ongoing bus driver shortage, drug testing at The High School of St. Thomas More, overgrown vegetation and new life for an old car rental shop.

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Answers to questions about the new Rantoul sports complex, fewer Veo bikes around town, the slow recovery of MTD ridership and Chevy Chase Drive in Champaign — plus much, much more (i.e. C-U streets and stoplights).

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Questions about Dallas and Co., towing in downtown Champaign, Raising Cane's, Pekara, the decrepit Diamond School building, the old Robson farm, Urbana church construction, Railside Golf Course, development in Rantoul, school enrollment and a blast from C-U's past: Michael "Fuzzy" deLisle.

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Questions about long waits at Memorial Stadium, an intersection of concern in Champaign County, video doorbells coming to a Champaign neighborhood and much, much more.

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Questions about what's being done about violence in Champaign-Urbana, a perpetual motion machine in Iroquois County, a tribute to police at West Side Park, Popeye's in Champaign, slow mail in Danville, a great entertainer from Urbana named Virginia Sale and products from the University of Illinois farms.

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Questions about Allegiant flights to Willard Airport, misleading COVID vaccination rates in C-U, that big former Amishland building in Tuscola, climate change in central Illinois, shots fired incidents in C-U, Jersey Mike's opening in Champaign and a late chime in downtown Urbana.

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