Champaign, Urbana Pools Offer Pool Pass Deals

Love a good sale? Stop the presses - get rock-bottom deals on summertime pool passes from both the Champaign Park District and Urbana Park District on November 30. In a time when we often talk about "gifts of experience" and "minimalist" holidays, this gift idea fits right in! It might not be the case that we're┬áthinking about swimming outdoors, but these deals make great … [Read more...]

Christmas Village Display in Urbana Returns Better Than Ever

By Kelly Youngblood A huge Christmas village display featuring more than 500 miniature houses and accessories will be back in Urbana this year, offering adults and children alike a beautiful festive sight this holiday season. The display opens Saturday, Dec. 5, at 8 a.m. inside Lincoln Square (next to the Crisis Nursery Annual Holiday Shop) and display designer … [Read more...]

Top 6 Reasons to Experience Miga

Editor's note: Miga is a sponsor of Looking for a change of scenery for your next date night or night out with friends? Miga is the newest addition to upscale dining. Executive Chef Jae Lee brings a new meaning to the Modern Cuisine experience by blending American, French, and Asian flavors and techniques. Miga presents eclectic dishes which are as stunning … [Read more...]

C-U Best Kept Secret: U of I Meat Sales Room

By Beth Peralta To call the University of Illinois Meat Sales Room a gem for Champaign-Urbana is truly an understatement. I had the opportunity to sit down with Chuck Stites, manager of the Sales Room, and learn more about this fantastic resource for our community that you will definitely want to take advantage of soon. I entered the Sales Room on an off day and noted … [Read more...]

Chambana Mom to Know: Anita Balgopal

Anita Balgopal moved to Urbana in 1978, left in 1995 and returned in 2012. She always wanted to escape the Midwest but, alas, it has become her home. Anita and her husband, Christopher, chose C-U shortly before their son started kindergarten, the couple seeking strong public schools and to be closer to her parents. "I thought it would be hard returning home, but I … [Read more...]