Restaurant Openings, Closings in Champaign-Urbana

Watching the restaurant landscape in Champaign-Urbana is a bit like watching a tennis match these days: left, right, open, closed, lob, lunge, ace. The amount of closings and openings in the past three months alone is enough to give spectators a bit of whiplash. So we decided to develop a scorecard. Here it is; add your two cents in the comments. Of course, we never like … [Read more...]

Champaign-Urbana Summer Camp Guide Sponsored by I-Power Gymnastics

Welcome to the 2016 Champaign-Urbana Area Summer Camp Guide! If you are looking for quality experiences for your child this summer, you’ve come to the right place. Registration for summer camps is now up and running at many organizations, although some may not have information ready yet. Thank you so much to I-Power Gymnastics for helping to make this guide possible. All … [Read more...]

Champaign-Urbana Weekend Planner Feb. 12-14 Sponsored by University of Illinois Athletics

Thanks to University of Illinois Athletics for sponsoring this edition of our Weekend Planner. Join the Illinois women's gymnastics team at 4 p.m. Saturday for its Think Pink meet against Iowa at Huff Hall. Children of parents who have been affected by breast cancer will have the opportunity to walk out with the team as it is introduced. Register here. Admission is free, and … [Read more...]

22 Ways to Know You’re From Champaign-Urbana

By Kristy Wilson I was born in a small town outside of Springfield. I moved to Champaign-Urbana when I was just 7 years old. I don’t know if there is some sort of formula or formal rule about how long you have to live in a city before you consider yourself a “townie,” but I think that I meet the criteria. My general rule of thumb is that if you have spent more than half of … [Read more...]

7 Things To Do On President’s Day in Champaign-Urbana

Looking for family fun on President's Day in Champaign-Urbana? We're here to help! Almost all schools, preschools, and even some daycares are closed in observance of President's Day. Here are some (mostly free) ideas to keep your family happy (and busy) on Feb. 15: 1.  Go on an Abraham Lincoln scavenger hunt. There are several Lincoln monuments in Champaign-Urbana, from … [Read more...]