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Open signs on Christmas Day

Open signs on Christmas Day

By Abrar Al-Heeti

December 24, 2014

Each winter on Dec. 25, parts of Champaign-Urbana turn into what resembles a ghost town, as many people spend the day celebrating the holidays with family and friends in their homes or travel out of town. But for those who are here, away from family, and don’t celebrate Christmas or want somewhere l...

University alumni open Dragon Fire Pizza, C-U newest food truck

University alumni open Dragon Fire Pizza, C-U newest food truck

November 17, 2014

Dave Saam is a self-proclaimed pizza enthusiast.  After years of making pizzas for friends and family, it seemed time for both Dave and his wife, Christy Saam, to open their own pizza business — Dragon Fire Pizza. The food truck, which is serving piping hot, homemade pizzas featuring locally grow...