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UI solar farm construction almost complete

UI solar farm construction almost complete
September 29, 2015

Solar power will account for two percent of the University’s energy source next year.Construction on the 20.8 acre solar farm — located south of Windsor Road and west of First Street — began...

The girls with ‘The Yellow House’

“The Yellow House” lies in senior land, and currently houses seven Delta Zeta sorority sisters. The residence was formerly occupied by Illini football players.
February 24, 2015

Greeting passersby with its bright, unusual color, “The Yellow House” sits on the corner of First and Chalmers streets on the outskirts of “senior land” — a place where many students choose to...

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen looks to continue its values in new Champaign location

Ellen McDowell (center) stands with a group of volunteers as the director of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen of 35 years.
January 28, 2015

Six months before shifting locations and turning off the burners for good at the New Covenant Fellowship, the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen was on an over 30-year run. Since its inception in 1980, the kitchen...

Repairs close lane on First Street

March 28, 2014

A lane of First Street between John and Daniel Streets will close Monday for emergency repairs on a sanitary sewer service. DUCE Construction will be completing repairs at 804 S. First St., and will close...

The sober experience: Watching Unofficial unfold without the ‘beer goggles’

The sober experience: Watching Unofficial unfold without the ‘beer goggles’
March 10, 2014

From Guinness, green beer, Blue Guys, and Jello shots to the occasional beer bong, Unofficial always offers a variety of beverage choices. But on Friday, my drink of choice was Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee. As...

Dish of the Week: Crepes from Pekara Bakery and Bistro

The Nutella served with Banana and Walnuts is one of Pekara Bistro and Bakery's top-selling sweet crepes. The warm tortilla is filled with Nutella and cream cheese and topped with whipped cream, powdered sugar and walnuts.
February 19, 2014

Located in the heart of downtown Champaign, Pekara Bakery and Bistro specializes in making fresh and organic foods. “We have a bake house on First Street that we use for our baked goods, and none of...

MTD rerouting service on Thursday

January 16, 2014

Champaign-Urbana MTD is rerouting service on First Street starting Thursday. The reroute is due to utility work on First Street between Peabody Drive and Gregory Drive and is expected to last three months. Reroute...

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