Category: Word

Talking about wind turbines

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.


Good news for C-U basketball fans ...

... 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!


Beer Bulletin: March 20

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

Crane Alley

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.


Krannert Art Museum is on iTunes University

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 to check out the current offerings. The site will be updated with new material on a regular basis.