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Urbana Free Library: 140 years of community services

Urbana Free Library: 140 years of community services
January 26, 2015

The Urbana Free Library wasn’t always free. Two years before its conception in July of 1874, it began as the Young Men’s Library Association, a fee-based organization. “When (the library) became...

PACA finds new uses for historic buildings

Abrar Al-Heeti, staff writer. The Preservation and Conservation Association (PACA) uncovers many gems in the local area, including a key to the city of Champaign in a house located near the intersection of Fifth Street and Springfield Avenue.
December 4, 2014

When Thomas Garza attended Edison Middle School, he would often look out the classroom window and wonder about an old house on the east side of the building. It was moments like these that influenced him...

Green Street Renovation Project receives public input

Green Street Renovation Project receives public input
March 13, 2014

Champaign kicked off the third phase of its Green Street Renovation Project on Wednesday with an open house at the Champaign Public Library. The open house introduced the project and allowed residents...

CU on Board provides outlet for artistic expression

CU on Board provides outlet for artistic expression
February 26, 2014

This semester, local students at Edison Middle School in Champaign can take their artistic creativity and put it all on the table — or, rather, the skateboard deck — as part of CU on Board, a community-based...

Champaign public library requests that city help tackle budget shortfalls

February 26, 2014

The Champaign City Council reviewed the Champaign Public Library’s plan to tackle budget shortfalls at Tuesday’s meeting. Because of increasing expenses and decreasing revenues, the library appealed...

Rotary Club of Champaign to fund reading program

November 14, 2013

Students at Robeson Elementary School will be introduced to new books throughout the school year thanks to a reading program provided by the Champaign Public Library. The Rotary Club of Champaign gave...

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