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The most festive street in Urbana

Kim Harden, resident of Grant Place, shows off her decorated house from 2006, the first year her family participated in the Candlestick Lane tradition. 

By Annabeth Carlson

December 11, 2014

For Rich Barnett, the annual opening of Candlestick Lane means it is time to dress as Frosty the Snowman. For Kim Harden, it means decorating her yard with the help of her children. And for Kipp Bates, it means seeing his three-year-old son’s excitement when Grant Place is brightly illuminated by ...

Champaign County hosts Freedom Celebration

Fireworks were displayed in celebration of the 4th of July at Lot E-14 this past weekend.

July 7, 2014

As students on campus and Champaign residents celebrated the Fourth of July, Champaign County hosted its 65th Annual Champaign County Freedom Celebration on Friday. The Freedom Celebration took place on Kirby Avenue between First and Oak streets. Activities began at 7 p.m. with a crowd of people filling...