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Category Archives: Events around CU

New Micro-Urban Video

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Envisioning Our Micro-Urban Future Yesterday at Busey Bank’s annual seminar, Phyllis Wise introduced this crisp new video on the vision for Champaign Urbana. Coming on the heels of the micro-urban video that introduced the concept, this one is more concrete and describes many of the plans and ideas that we will see take shape here […]

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Boneyard Arts Festival Opens Today

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Boneyard Arts Fextival 2014 It all gets rolling at a host of area venues (over 100 of them)–even in the small towns around CU.  Some of the venues are even empty buildings that get fitted out with art for the public to enjoy. Best way to get connected to the show is on the 40 […]

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Champaign Public Library Problems

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CPL Money Issues Our local Champaign Library has money problems. There have been some other controversies over the past few years related to nearby community patrons paying for usage. Then there was the proposal to cut evening hours at the Champaign Library. The issue now is operating funds. Solving the CPL Deficit Various ideas have come […]

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Keller Williams 5K Red Rally 2014

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Hey you runners–and walkers- and bikers in Champaign Urbana! Join Keller Williams, The Real Estate Center of Champaign for the inaugural RED Rally 5K Run/Walk & Relay on May 3. This is a fundraising event donating proceeds to United Way of Champaign County! Your registration fee for this 5K in Champaign  includes a race day […]

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Illinois Renaissance

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Renovations at The Farm Here are some local observations on the work to rehab the old Assembly Hall- now The State Farm Center: Offices that used to be at The Farm are popping up all over- we saw a ticket office out by Le Peep. The wrecking machines were at work outside on the east […]

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This Week at Krannert- March 20, 2014

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North American Saxaphone Alliance Conference This week is it all about saxaphones- it is an ALLIANCE of the saxes actually- and all week starting tonight KCPA will be full of them. They call it NASA and this year NASA honors the 200th birthday of Adolphe Sax and the 20th anniversary of the first NASA biennial conference. NASA […]

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Voting Places in Champaign County

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How to Register to Vote in Champaign County First you need to be sure you are registered to vote–too late for this one but get registered now for the next election. You can register to vote easily using kiosks around the area, and then just be sure to be aware of the issues and when voting […]

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Champaign Weather

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Yesterday…people were out on their front steps, streets were dry, the warm blew, and all our troubles seemed so far away. This am we have slush underfoot, heavy snow to move, and strong cold wind. And the coldest snowiest one we can recall keeps right on going. My phone has that little winter weather advisory […]

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2014 Illinois Marathon

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Illinois Marathon The 2014 Illinois Marathon will be run April 26, 2014 in Champaign Urbana and it looks to be another record setting field. The various races for the weekend are all more than 50% full already and with a late spring in the area it should be a perfect day. The only issue the […]

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2014 at Stephens Family YMCA

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  Champaign County YMCA This new facility has to be one of the greatest recreational developments in the CU area since the Urbana Aquatic Center. With great vision and wisdom, Rick Stephens nudged the YMCA board to move forward several years ago–and he put his money behind his vision. The result is an amazing facility […]

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