Illinois Budget 12.04.09

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

This week at the statehouse:

For Saturday:

No daily stories planned.

For the weekend:

Statehouse Insider. By Doug Finke of the State Capitol Bureau. For use Sunday.

TAX SHUTDOWN: Sammy's Sports Bar & Grill, a popular downtown Springfield spot to grab dinner and catch a game on TV, reopened Friday after the state took the unusual step earlier this week of shutting the business down due to overdue sales and employee withholding taxes. By Tim Landis of the State Journal-Register.

STANDING TALL: Illinois center Mike Tisdale is a small-town kid trying to make it in big-time basketball. Unlike his teammates, he likes to hunt and fish. Maybe a strong finish at Clemson will help Tisdale improve his self-confidence and his contribution at Illinois. Serves as Illinois-Boise State preview. With preview capsule. By John Supinie. Will be posted this evening.

For Sunday:

ILLINOIS FOOTBALL: Game story and report card from Illinois-Fresno State game. By John Supinie.

ILLINOIS BASKETBALL: Game story and report card from Illinois-Boise State game. By John Supinie.

For Monday:

ILLINI Q&A: A look back at the weekend and a look forward to the upcoming week. By John Supinie.