Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Guide Sponsored by Champaign Surplus

We’ve gathered as many local deals and steals as we could find for this holiday weekend. Now get ready, set … and shop local, Champaign-Urbana! Thank you to Champaign Surplus (303 S. Neil St.) for sponsoring our Champaign-Urbana Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping guide. (Be sure to read carefully, some deals are only on certain days!) For shopping local fun all … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Business Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner. Have you started shopping? A diverse community, the Champaign-Urbana area has many places to shop locally. Not only do we have local businesses, we also have many people in business for themselves out of their homes. Our Holiday Home Business Gift Guide showcases some of Champaign-Urbana’s wonderful home businesses. We encourage you … [Read more...]

Shop Local Holiday Guide Sponsored by Prairie Gardens

Holiday shopping is upon us! Shopping locally can be fun and beneficial for us all. Not to mention, you can usually find unique gifts for the loved ones in your life. In this Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide, we are showcasing some of the wonderful Champaign-Urbana area small businesses that we encourage you to check out this holiday season. (Check out our home-based businesses … [Read more...]

Keep Champaign Beautiful Handing Out Free Reusable Shopping Bags Nov. 13

By Kelly Youngblood Paper or plastic? The Keep Champaign Beautiful committee would prefer you pass on both. This Friday, Nov. 13, Keep Champaign Beautiful will be handing out free reusable shopping bags from 6-10 a.m. in front of the Walmart and Starbucks on North Prospect Avenue (or until supplies last). Each person who stops by will receive one sling-style bag … [Read more...]

Guide to Chanukah in Champaign-Urbana

If you are celebrating in Chanukah (or Hanukkah or Hanukah) in Champaign-Urbana, we've put together everything you need to know about observing everyone's favorite Jewish December holiday in one place. WHEN IS CHANUKAH?  This year, Chanukah starts with the first candle being lit on Sunday, Dec. 6. Chanukah lasts for eight days and nights, and concludes with the final … [Read more...]