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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...

Third annual Bud Light Summer Stage event to return to campus on Saturday

The Dirty Feathers perform on Green Street at Bud Light Summer Stage 2013. 2014's festival will take place Saturday. 

July 25, 2014

The third annual Bud Light Summer Stage event is returning to campus Saturday, hosting activities for all ages such as music, Kids Fest and the Big Fat Ugly eating contest. This year the festival will be located at the corner of Sixth and John streets, making this the first year that the event will not ...

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 ...