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Urbana to celebrate 40th Sweetcorn Festival

Urbana to celebrate 40th Sweetcorn Festival

By Ali Braboy

August 19, 2015

The Urbana Sweetcorn Festival, Champaign County’s largest free festival, averages around 50,000 attendees a year, but the sponsors are hoping for more at this year’s 40th anniversary. Jessica Snyder, interim executive director of the Urbana Business Association, said the association has been coordinat...

Urbana woman draws national attention with music video

By Eli Murray

March 11, 2014

Lizzie Duckworth Carter has drawn national attention after her song “Let’s Move!” was featured in the National League of Cities newsletter commemorating the 4th anniversary of the Let’s Move! initiative. Duckworth Carter, of Urbana, said she was inspired to write the song while working in the L...

Commission votes to cut down tallest tree in Urbana

Commission votes to cut down tallest tree in Urbana

By Claire Hettinger

January 22, 2014

Bare branches sway in the breeze similarly to brimming ones, yet rarely receive as much attention from those passing by. However, on Jan. 6, when a white dot appeared on the 312 Coler St. hackberry tree in Urbana, citizens wasted no time spreading the news about the tree’s newest physical addition. T...