The Daily Illini

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...

Peace gardens planted to establish collaboration and unity between congregations

The First Mennonite Church and the Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center are collaboratively planting and maintaining peace gardens to celebrate their fellowship.

By Abrar Al-Heeti

June 15, 2014

The First Mennonite Church and the Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center are planting for peace in their two peace gardens, a project with the goal of establishing collaboration and demonstrating unity between the two congregations. The first garden is located beside the First Mennonite Church at 902...