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Local farmers’ markets provide seasonal, crafted options

Both Champaign and Urbana have weekly farmers' markets throughout the summer, providing opportunities to buy locally sourced goods. The Champaign market is on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the Urbana Market at the Square is on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.

By Taylor Wegner, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017

Farmers’ Markets allow visitors to purchase goods directly from local artisans, farmers and various other kinds of vendors. Living in the Champaign-Urbana area, residents have the option to visit two distinct farmers’ markets throughout the week, each in the respective cities of Urbana and Champaign....

Virginia Theatre announces upcoming season’s lineup

The Champaign Park District announced the lineup for performances at the Virginia Theatre for the 2017 to 2018 season. Performers include ZZ Top and Lily Tomlin.

By Samantha Jones Toal, Brand Manager

June 1, 2017

The Champaign Park District released the upcoming lineup of movies, concerts and special events to take place at the Virginia Theatre for the 2017 to 2018 performing arts season. According to the press release sent out today, the upcoming season will include visits from blues-rockers ZZ top, act...

Slice Factory opening delayed by mechanical work

The new Slice Factory on the Green street.

By Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime Editor

April 17, 2017

Originally expected to begin operating in March, the opening of the Chicago-based pizza chain Slice Factory delayed opening once again due to construction. Domenic DiDiana, founder and president of Slice Factory, cited mechanical operations as the main reason for the delay. This location has been in...

buzz is back

buzz is back

By Jess Peterson, Buzz Editor

April 10, 2017

The thing that dissuaded me from joining my high school’s newspaper was the idea that somebody else would be telling me what to write. Yes, I could have my work in print instead of just on a blog that people sometimes read or in the journal I passed back and forth in the hallways with my best friend, bu...

Diane Marlin wins Urbana mayoral race

The mayoral debate for Urbana that took place at the Urbana City Council Chambers on Jan. 30. Marlin will be the next mayor of Urbana, defeating Rex Bradfield with 86.25 percent of the vote.

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime Editor

April 4, 2017

Diane Marlin trumped Rex Bradfield in the April 4 Urbana mayoral race, winning with 86 percent of the vote in all 23 precincts, according to the Champaign County clerk’s office. Marlin believes that “Urbana is a city with a heart and unique personality,” according to her mayoral race website...

Champaign County elections underway

The mayoral debate for Urbana that took place at the Urbana City Council Chambers on Jan. 30. Marlin will be the next mayor of Urbana, defeating Rex Bradfield with 86.25 percent of the vote.

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 4, 2017

Across the country, local elections are taking place and here in Champaign County, the race for Urbana mayor is underway. Democrat Diane Marlin and Republican Rex Bradfield are competing to be Urbana’s next mayor, following the democratic incumbent Laurel Prussing. In the democratic primary in ...

Daily Illini News Update: June 25

The Illini Union is located at 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. Late night Tuesday, an attempted robbery took place right outside the front entrance. Two suspects were arrested Wednesday.

By Ryan Wilson, Staff writer

June 25, 2016 TRANSCRIPT: The Illini Union is adding a pretzel chain to its menu of restaurants. Aunt Annie’s is joining the mix for its second location in Champaign. A press release says the new eatery was the top snack request by Illinois...

Chiddy Bang discusses nickname, reasons for success

March 29, 2012

Since its start in 2009, band Chiddy Bang has been bringing a new vibe to hip-hop through its eclectic mixes of indie and alternative music. Consisting of Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin, Chiddy Bang, in its new album “Breakfast” has successfully reached a huge fan base des...

Fizaa qualifies for Bollywood America dance competition

March 27, 2012

Fizaa, a student-run dance team and registered student organization, qualified for the Bollywood America National Competition on March 17 by placing first at a dance competition in Evanston. Fizaa’s victory adds to a streak of well-received performances at competitions over the past year. Aside fr...

Electric aggregation program up for vote at Urbana City Council

March 26, 2012

Urbana City Council will discuss approving an electric aggregation program at their meeting Monday. The public voted in favor of the program on March 20, and the city can now officially approve it. Charlie Smyth, Ward 1, said he is confident that the council will vote in favor of the program. “I’...

Campus student group, Champaign Park District partner in going green

March 15, 2012

Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE, has partnered up with the Champaign Park District to work on the Kaufman Lake Boathouse, which the park district rents out for events. The goal of the project is to lower the building’s energy usage by roughly 80 percent as part of an initiative to go green. S...

Mahomet woman found dead in trailer

March 1, 2012

23-year-old Mahomet resident Hannah Prospal was pronounced dead this morning at 7:05 a.m. after police found her body in the trailer of 34-year-old acquaintance Steven Killam's trailer. Police and fire departments were called to Killam's trailer on the property of Carpet Master Carpet One at 1040 W. Bloomi...

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