10 Things to Know About Shopping at Common Ground Co-op


The Common Ground Co-op has been a community-owned food co-op since 1974, but even for a longtime C-U resident there may be a few things you didn’t know about shopping at the co-op and enjoying all of its benefits.

8 Great Campustown Places To Eat

Looking for some new eats on campus? Caffe Bene is one to check out. Chambanamoms.com photo

Every summer I think to myself, “It’s summer! That’s so great! We can go to Campustown all the time!” and then by August I’m thinking “What happened to the summer? The students are coming back sooner than later! We need to go all the time — now!” Whether you have the family, or some time […]

Free Pick-up for Furniture, Bikes to YMCA’s Dump & Run Program

Dump and Run

By scheduling an appointment, your unwanted furniture and bikes will be picked up for free by the University YMCA’s Dump & Run program.

Back-to-School Shopping on a Budget in Champaign-Urbana


School supplies, clothes, shoes- it can really add up! Here are some of our best tips to help you cut costs when you go back to school shopping this year.

Readers Recommend: Where to Buy School Uniforms in Champaign-Urbana


Our readers share where they buy school uniform separates in Champaign-Urbana and beyond.