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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 part of the city, the city took over responsibility of funding it, and they have property taxes that pa...

Team Corn Stars backpacks through Europe in Red Bull competition

Team Corn Stars backpacks through Europe in Red Bull competition

By Bridget Hynes

April 7, 2014

University students Kailey Luzbetak and Dave Smulson, seniors in LAS, and Tim Lalla, senior in Engineering, are backpacking through Europe using only cases of Red Bull as currency for transportation, food and shelter. The team, dubbed the Corn Stars, are participating in the Red Bull Can You Make It ...

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 ...