There are a couple of articles about the local impact of wind power in today's News-Gazette. The first one deals mainly with the tax assessment impact of wind farms. The rural residents quoted expressed a lot of concern about wind power and its effects. The second is basically a re-worded press release for Arends Bros., the implement dealer that is now marketing Endurance Wind Power turbines. Not a lot of valuable information here, but here you go, nonetheless.
Illinois Baseball Report has the details on Army's 9-8 victory over the Illini in the opening game of their Florida trip. Also included is an anecdote about the former home of the Illini baseball field.
Here are some ideas for how to spend your spring break if your budget didn't allow for travel.
... just not fans of the Illini. Champaign Centennial advanced to the IHSA Class 3A state finals with a last-second win today against Chicago North Lawndale. The 66–65 win sends the Chargers to face Oswego in the championship game on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.
UPDATE: Centennial won the state championship, 61–59, against Oswego. The state's top-ranked team in Class 3A finished the season at 32–1 with a 19-game winning streak. Rayvonte Rice was not only the team's leading scorer, but also stole the ball twice in the game's final ten seconds to seal the victory. Congrats to the Chargers!
A CPM apartment building at 2003 W. John in Champaign was damaged by fire yesterday afternoon.
The Illinois baseball team is heading to Florida for spring break, but no jello shots for them (at least not after curfew): there's baseball to be played. The #19 Illini play five games in the Sunshine State, and Illinois Baseball Report has a detailed breakdown of their opponents.
The Champaign News-Gazette announced this morning that it would be discontinuing its weekday afternoon edition as of June 1. That's a less-severe measure than many newspapers have been forced to take recently, but still unsettling news.
Look for a significant boost in our beer coverage in April. Until then, here's more of the new stuff for this weekend. Who doesn't want to try a He'Brew Jewbilation?
Mike 'N Molly's
On tap: Southern Tier Oak Aged Unearthly IPA, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
The Blind Pig
On tap: Three Floyd's Robert the Bruce, Three Floyd's Alpha King, Three Floyd's Pride & Joy, Three Floyd's Gumballhead, New Holland Sundog Amber, He'Brew Jewbilation 12, Rogue Kells Irish Style Lager, Bitburger Premium Pils, Witkap Pater Tripel, Bellhave Scottish
In the bottle: Unibroue Don de Dieu, Anchor Old Foghorn, Flying Dog Snake Dog
On tap: Atwater Voo Doo Vator Doppelbock, Bells Two Hearted Ale, Avery "the Czar" Imperial Stout, Fruli Strawberry Beer, Three Floyds Black Sun Stout, Three Floyds Gumballhead, Allagash White Ale, Left Hand Black Jack Porter, Victory Prima Pils, Founders Double Trouble IPA, Lagunitas IPA, Dark Horse Cream Stout, North Coast Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale, Rogue Kells Irish Lager
If you'd like to add your bar's newest beers to our list, hit us up at info at smilepolitely dot com.
WHAT: "DOD Environmental Management Program," by Dr. Alan Anderson, DOD-CERL
WHEN: Friday, March 20 @ 12 noon
WHERE: 204 AESB, 1304 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana
Pizza and pop will be provided at 11:45 in the hallway.
Krannert Art Museum has launched audio guides and podcasts on iTunes University.
Audio guides for the permanent collection and special exhibits as well as recordings from various museum events are available as free downloads onto any mp3 player. Visitors can then bring the audio guide into the galleries to learn more about individual works of art. Additionally, iPod nanos are available to borrow for free from the Krannert's Education Center for use on the premises.
Go to https://itunes.illinois.edu/ to check out the current offerings. The site will be updated with new material on a regular basis.
These bank robbers inadvertantly decided to spread the wealth a little bit. On Monday, Centrue Bank on South Neil St. was robbed by two gunmen. They dropped "a few hundred dollars" when they drove off, which was then picked up by a separate vehicle.
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