The Daily Illini

Economic Development Corporation showcases locally-made products

Conair showcases their line of products at the annual Economic Development Corporation meeting at Hawthorn Suites on Thursday.

By Angelica Lavito

November 22, 2013

The Economic Development Corporation held its annual meeting at Hawthorn Suites in Champaign on Thursday, where they highlighted products and innovations made in Champaign County and presented their two-year strategic plan that aims to create growth in the area. The theme is chosen depending on events...

Local garden cultivates community values

The Randolph Street Community Garden, on the corner of Randolph St. and Beardsley Ave., is a local volunteer-staffed garden where community members can come and grow their own produce. 

November 6, 2013

The produce grown in the Randolph Street Community Garden has special powers. The produce may look like regular fruits and vegetables, but these crops have the ability to bring together an entire community, dissolve social barriers, and feed the disadvantaged in a space that is less than a half-acre of la...