Champaign-Urbana Cardboard Challenge Aims to Inspire Kids

Editor's note: This post was provided by Kid Owned & Operated Play. By now we hope you've heard of us! Formerly known as Central Illinois Adventure Playground, we are now KOOP: Kid Owned & Operated Play. We at KOOP want to unite the C-U children and their families in a community-wide play event. Our mission is to educate the community about the importance of … [Read more...]

UI Soccer, Volleyball Teams Seeking Ball Kids

If you have a young Illini fan in your household who is looking for a unique experience, the University of Illinois has two situations that would fit that description. The Illini soccer and volleyball teams are looking for ball kids for their upcoming seasons. In each case, ball kids must be in fourth through eighth grade and show up at least 45 minutes before the start … [Read more...]

Free and Cheap Food in July in Champaign-Urbana

It's National Hot Dog Day and Free Tea Day this week - don't miss it! This is the week of free or cheap food with all kinds of "celebrations". Treat yourself and/or your family to these fun free/cheap deals around town. (Always read the fine print, by the way. Not our rules - theirs!) Free iced tea at McAlister's Deli: McAlister’s Deli is celebrating its 7th annual Free Tea … [Read more...]

Best Kept Secret: Kid-Approved Sculptures in Champaign-Urbana

By Emily Harrington “Cheeeeese, cheeeeeeeeeeese, cheeeeeeeeeeeeese!” OK, so everyone likes cheese, but, my son loves cheese. So, you can imagine his delight when just after we hit Bradley Avenue while traveling north on Neil Street a giant wedge of cheese appears outside of the passenger window. But, it’s not cheese at all—it’s art!? Art is subjective—there’s no doubt. … [Read more...]

Readers Recommend: Podiatrists in Champaign-Urbana

Editor’s Note:  We asked our readers on our Facebook page for recommendations for podiatrists and foot doctors in and around Champaign-Urbana, and they delivered. does not endorse any of these recommendations.   These recommendations were given in July 2014. Looking for a podiatrist for you or your children?  Our Readers have some recommendations for … [Read more...]