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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...

Champaign activates snow routes

January 2, 2014

City of Champaign snow routes were activated at 4 p.m. Thursday, according to a press release from the City of Champaign Public Works office. Vehicles parked on these routes must be moved by 1 a.m. Friday....

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,...

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