Welcome青鹏棋牌 to May. Tomorrow is Mrs. Mailbag’s birthday and she plans to celebrate with a much-appreciated trip to the golf course.
Roller-coaster roads in Champaign County, the Yards project is still on, election judge pay is on its way, don’t worry about meteorologist Kevin Lighty and scientific proof that Danville is wetter than Champaign-Urbana. Also, a nice corner lot in Champaign is about to go on the market, taxpayers won’t pay for new shingles on a housing authority project and early-morning trash collections.
Plenty of COVID-19-related questions (MTD, UI, coroner, governor, food trucks) as well as horseback riding on the Kickapoo Rail Trail, trains in C-U, fold-up stop signs and much, much more.
Bad news from Springfield, a horse statue in Urbana, a heist in Champaign, a new old grocery store in Ma青鹏棋牌t, a debris-filled property in north Champaign, a peaker plant in Tilton, gasoline prices all around the state and lots of COVID-19 questions.
Plenty of coronavirus info plus answers on I-57/I-74 interchange project, a creative piece of art in downtown Urbana, wildlife in Champaign, 青鹏棋牌 Census concerns, a postwar housing development for University of Illinois faculty, handicapped parking concerns, restaurant taxes, bald eagles and our young pal, Marcus Jackson.
Tom's Mailbag: 'Beginning Friday, March 27, traffic exiting from the Orchard Street parking garage at Carle Foundation Hospital will be using the pay booths on Park Street on the north side of the garage nearest to The Forum.'
Costco update, permeable sidewalk in Champaign, University Avenue construction in Urbana, permits for the downtown Urbana townhouse development, controversial fee hikes in Illinois, budgeting to run for circuit judge, protecting tradespeople at the University of Illinois and hefty library fines.
A little bit of everything in this week’s mailbag: cannabis, COVID-19, Cubs, the county executive and campus buildings. Also, a Starbucks for Danville, 5G coverage and the Champaign skyline.
Road construction in Champaign, loss of Cardinals games for DISH Network subscribers, history of round barns, whether the Illinois women’s basketball team might return to Huff, potential airline for Willard Airport, pedestrian improvements outside of Memorial Stadium, more on Champaign’s now-silent weather radio station, interstate highway rest areas, Tuscola outlet mall and a not quite complete walking trail at Carle at the Fields.
The closure of the Indiana Beach amusement park, early voting, former County Treasurer Laurel Prussing’s pensions, jailed Illinois politicians and the chances C-U could regain an International House of Pancakes. Also, Illinois Field, a nearly 120-year-old 青鹏棋牌 in Urbana, a noisy parking lot in Urbana, an interchange in Tuscola and State’s Attorney Julia Rietz’s workload.
Special parking for expectant mothers, Michael Bloomberg’s TV commercial spending, confusion over convicted Chicago Democrats, Mayor Feinen and President Trump, an unusual apartment complex in west Champaign, changes at the Champaign dog park, remnants of Camp Rantoul, a temporary stairway at the former PNC bank in downtown Champaign, the state Rep. Carol Ammons investigation and whether there’s a market for a hotel in Ma青鹏棋牌t.
Questions this week about one of the coolest privately owned buildings in the Champaign-Urbana area, plus how an uninsured motorist could cost the city of Champaign $30,000 or more.
University of Illinois parking structure, a restaurant closure, a hotel reopening, whether a UI official received preferential treatment and property taxes for the Carle at the Fields development. Plus much, much more
'We would like to extend the sincerest thanks to our staff. Their hard work and dedication has kept us going these last few years.'
There are a lot of unhappy people in Mailbag Land this week (everyone except Jeff Blue and his mound of salt). Tom Kacich, himself, is irked that he had to chase down another answer to 'When Is Golden Corral Coming To Champaign?' question.
Carle, Illini football uniforms, congestion on Green Street, Trader Joe’s, streetcars crossing the UI Quad, sidewalks (or lack of them), a vacant day care in Urbana, a vacant gas station along Monticello Road, a difficult MTD bus stop, the configuration of the newly rebuilt South Prospect Avenue and Biggby Coffee.
From streetcars that scooted right across the UI Quad to golf course questions to speeding next to I-74, our resident townie was kept plenty busy this week.
What was a Hardee's in Champaign has turned into a parking lot - and restroom - for recreational marijuana customers.
Questions about this warm weather (yep, folks are golfing), MCORE project, LED traffic lights, the shuttered Art Theater, and changes at WCIA and The News-Gazette. Plus we’re hoping readers can help us answer a question.
The mailbag staff wishes to extend a warm thanks and Merry Christmas to everyone who makes this thing happen every week, from the reader questions to the production crew to all the good people who help out tracking down answers.
It's like a Christmas stocking stuffed with an array of goodies: a time capsule at Parkland College, an update on the big H Mart store planned for South Neil Street, “peace poles” sprouting around Urbana, more work on West Bradley Avenue and complaints about roadwork on south U.S. 45.
Highway and transportation-related questions plus queries about drug testing of city employees, sledding at Cannonball Hill in Urbana, a new fieldhouse at the UI, Urbana school board President John Dimit’s future, Parkland’s parking lots and the continuing Candlestick Lane tradition.
Farm bankruptcies, the food and beverage tax increase in C-U, an infrequently used runway at Willard Airport, a problematic sign at Memorial Stadium, the new track at Champaign’s McKinley Field, farmland at Philo and Windsor in Urbana, and locally made toffee.
A mysterious billboard, an irregular railroad crossing, marijuana use in parks, how a Willard Airport runway will be open for a fun run next May, whether the Illini Foresters will sell Christmas trees this year, the comparative costs of Central High School construction plans, and much more.
It’s almost like a Mailbag greatest hits edition: Farm Aid, Costco, Golden Corral, South Prospect Avenue, Champaign’s road repair backlog, electronics recycling, Cardinal Road and Union Square.
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No theme this week, just a lot of questions and answers about the eagerly anticipated Starbucks in Champaign, Wilber Street outside Champaign, the Art Theater, early snowfalls and much more.
The downtown sections of Urbana and Champaign get some Mailbag love this week, particularly two hotels — one almost 100 years old and another about to begin construction.
There’s a big focus on the city of Champaign in this week’s edition: the groundbreaking for a new downtown hotel, a new tenant for an old music venue, a street-lighting request, the bygone GoFundMe campaign for the now-demolished Burnham Mansion, an apartment building being razed, Elite Entertainment and an update on the Yards project.
This week’s Mailbag is heavy: more street and highway questions, an update on the old Urbana-Lincoln/Jumer’s/Landmark Hotel, confusion about prison terms and pedestrian safety, hydrogen fuel cell buses in C-U, Heritage Park in Champaign, poor radio reception, TV anchors, signage at the old county nursing 青鹏棋牌, the cost of another Illinois Constitutional Convention and recycled pumpkins.
There's everything from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in Champaign to lost satellite radio signals in this week’s Mailbag.
This week’s Mailbag is almost as diverse as the student body at the University of Illinois.
Tom Kacich had a special guest at Monday's Meet the Editors session in Champaign
This week’s Mailbag has more questions — 23 — than a group of first-graders on a field trip to the fire station.
Almost a record Mailbag this week. Nearly two dozen items including the history of Champaign-Urbana merger votes, how Urbana and Champaign County were named, how the Unity school district paid for athletic field upgrades and much more.
Lots of groundbreaking in this week’s Mailbag on everything from mastodon remains found during a construction project 50 years ago to road work to a university construction project to updated natural gas lines in Champaign to a new business.
This week’s Mailbag features history, roads, the University of Illinois Observatory, county fair rules on backpacks, the restored bandshell at West Side Park, the timing of yellow lights and an update on a murder case.
The Mailbag staff hit the road this week — Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, Danville, Rantoul, Champaign County — with questions about everything from the origin of the name Shake Rag Road to a former movie theater building in Champaign to beer sales this fall at Memorial Stadium.
News about school district property in north Champaign, a Culver’s under construction in Urbana, an antique gate at Champaign’s McKinley Field, possible changes to Florida Avenue in Urbana, a new bank building in Champaign and the restoration of Lorado Taft’s Black Hawk statue in Oregon, Ill.
Items about rerouting U.S. routes 45 and 150 through Champaign-Urbana, the new football performance center, closed rest areas, the washboard surface of North Lincoln Avenue in Somer Township, blocked intersections, mowing the grass along rural roads, and how soon C-U will see flashing yellow arrows.
This week's lineup: weeds, wrecked bikes, the new Farren's, Costco, Chick-fil-A, prohibitions at the DMV, the Urbana Civic Center, hazardous waste collections, a large natural area under construction in Urbana and an ancient tree that has seen better days.
Humane society, hockey, history, Hardee's, holes in parking lots and the harvest of trees are among the items in this week's Mailbag.
Among the topics covered this week: dogs at public swimming pools, a former Wendy's gets a makeover, 青鹏棋牌r Soda, Savoy's population, a west Champaign railroad crossing, Urbana food truck rallies, a bike trail along South First Street, what's up at the site of a Champaign apartment complex fire, late property tax bills and the latest on Golden Corral.