One of the many stops along the proposed Champaign County African American Heritage Trail will be a site in downtown Champaign, now the locati…
Tom Kacich is a columnist and the author of Tom's Mailbag at The News-Gazette. His column appears Sundays. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can follow him on Twitter (@tkacich).
In East Central Illinois, the congressional election following the decennial census often has been a period of change.
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.
'We have to do a lot of work, a lot of work,” said Joseph Prior, whose company is renovating the Urbana hotel building. 'Every time we open something up, we find something else that needs to be repaired.'
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.
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.