The Illinois baseball team completed a four-game sweep of the Akron Zips on Sunday, improving to 11-2 on the season and climbing to #19 in this week's national rankings:
A profile of Emerald Rum, performing tonight at the soon-to-be late, great Embassy Tavern:
Champaign police may pull key permits, which would force cancellation of the race, if more volunteers don't step forward:
Gnight Girl does her part to support the troops when she and her husband helped a soldier on leave have a good time in Downtown Champaign.
IlliniPundit has a report from the Champaign County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner. Sounds like all is well.
Which is worse: an abandoned farmhouse with junk vehicles, or a Casey's gas station? On East University just outside the Urbana city limits, residents would prefer neither, but they're none too pleased about the Casey's option:
I was walking through downtown Urbana today, enjoying the great weather, when I was reminded of something that has always bothered me.
Why are there 4 different law offices on the corner of Main and Race?
It looks like some sort of gas station stand-off or McDonald's vs Burger King real estate war. Can anyone shed some light on the situation? Employees? Partners? Other confused passerby?
"... but what have I done to your country." Will Ferrell portrays G.W. Bush on Broadway in his show, WILL FERRELL: YOU'RE WELCOME, AMERICA: A final night with George W. Bush. If you can't make it to New York this weekend for the final shows, you can catch a live broadcast of the Saturday night show on HBO.
Now, if I only hadn't canceled HBO when The Wire ended ...
Here are the new beers making the rounds this weekend. If you've been longing for Bell's, you're in luck.
New draughts: Atwater VooDooVator Doppelbock, Dark Horse Too Cream Stout, Lagunitas IPA, Southern Tier Chokolat Stout, Rogue Kells Irish Lager, Geants Goliath Belgian Tripel
New bottles: Lost Abbey Avant Garde, De Dolle Export Stout, De Dolle Dulle Teve "Mad Bitch," De Dolle Boskeun
The Blind Pig
New draughts: Arcadia IPA (cask), Bell's Hopslam, Bell's Best Brown Ale, Bell's Amber Ale, Bell's Kalamazoo Stout, Bell's Two-Hearted Ale, Left Hand Ju Ju Ginger, Rogue JLS Imperial Special Bitter, Green Flash Imperial IPA, Lagunitas Gnarly Wine
Mike 'n Molly's
New draughts: Rogue XS Imperial Stout, Founders Backwoods Bastard
New bottles: Péché Mortel
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