Stuart’s spring break plans changed at the last minute, resulting in a meandering tour of Little Egypt’s back roads and BBQ joints.
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Provena loses tax case in Illinois Supreme Court
Illinois Supreme Court rules Provena must pay tax The Illinois Supreme Court ruled this morning that Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana did not provide enough charity care to qualify for a property tax exemption. …
A road in search of a reason
In part two of his two-part Olympian Drive series, Stuart delves deeper into the machinations behind the road project.
Forget it, Jake. It’s Champaign-Urbana
Stuart sees parallels between the movie classic Chinatown and the Olympian Drive project in C-U. Part one of two.
More about trains, the plains, Spain, and rain
Why does Spain (and other countries) have excellent high-speed rail while the U.S. is lagging behind? It’s that old-fashioned can’t-do spirit.
Blueprint America on TV tonight
WILL TV at 9. Some of my favorite subjects: US infrastructure decay, American decline, Spanish high-speed rail and eco devo, the disaster that is Detroit. Looks like a good show for those interested in such …
Where all that corn went
From Guardian UK: One-quarter of all the maize and other grain crops grown in the US now ends up as biofuel in cars rather than being used to feed people, according to new analysis which …
Homage to Catalunya
Stuart’s back from Spain, and it was quite a culture shock coming back. He missed C-U, although he can’t quite say why.
Merry Christmas. I mean it, goddamit. At a lovely gathering last night, there was a momentary lighthearted commentary on our greeting whether “Merry Christmas” was ok. Of course it was, although one of our greeting …