UI Soccer, Volleyball Teams Seeking Ball Kids


The University of Illinois volleyball and soccer teams are looking for kids in grades 4-8 to work as ball retrievers at home events.

Free and Cheap Food in July in Champaign-Urbana

Happy National Hot Dog Day

If you like free or cheap food and beverages, this is the week you won’t want to miss. It’s National Hot Dog Day and Free Tea Day.

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

Prayer for Rain West Side Park

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 […]

Readers Recommend: Podiatrists in Champaign-Urbana

Readers recommend Podiatrists Champaign Urbana

Readers recommend food doctors and podiatrists in the Champaign-Urbana area

Chambana Mom to Know: Jennifer Difanis


Editor’s note: Thank you to checkered moon for sponsoring this week’s Chambana mom to know. Don’t forget to visit checkered moon for all your Mother’s Day shopping needs! Jennifer Difanis is a Champaign “townie,” born and raised in Champaign and a graduate of Centennial High School. She works as a Patrol Sergeant at the Urbana Police Department. […]