The Daily Illini

Downtown Champaign to light up for Parade of Lights

Santa Claus makes an appearance at last year's Parade of Lights, held in downtown Champaign on Nov. 30. 

By Mara Shapiro

November 28, 2014

With December quickly approaching, it's out with Thanksgiving and in with Christmas and the holiday season. The Champaign Center Partnership will host the 14th annual Parade of Lights on Saturday, with activities starting at 5 p.m. and the parade starting at 6 pm. "When people think of downtown Cham...

Restaurant Week to feature special deals at local eateries

January 23, 2014

For college students, spending $9 for chips and a burrito from Chipotle can feel like a splurge, as they pinch pennies to also afford tuition and textbooks. But from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, the Champaign Center Partnership is presenting the 4th Annual Center City Restaurant Week, promoting various meal deals ...