Champaign schools hope archery programs hit the target

February 2, 2017 by  

Two Champaign high schools, Centennial High School and Champaign Central High School, have both started archery programs. The decision came after a local middle school had great success introducing the sport to its students.

Lynn Srull, the physical education teacher at [Read more]

University of Illinois wins high ranking for its coders

January 7, 2017 by  

A website devoted to coding, HackerRank.com, tested graduates from schools all over the world to see how they ranked when facing tough coding challenges, and the local university was found to be [Read more]

University of Illinois researching ethanol production

December 4, 2016 by  

The Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL), located on the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is conducting research on ways to change the production of ethanol, according to a press release from the [Read more]

Champaign water tank makes a splash

November 5, 2016 by  

Tnemec, a company that makes resins, liners, and other coatings often used by municipalities to paint their water towers, has named Champaign County’s tank one of its top 12 for 2016.

The company considered 240 water tanks before naming the [Read more]

University of Illinois veterinary school to hold open house

October 1, 2016 by  

The only veterinary school in Illinois is at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and it is ready to open its [Read more]

Champaign fire team achieves blazing glory

September 2, 2016 by  

The Champaign Fire Department has won the Insurance Service Office’s (ISO) highest rating, winning a Class 1 ranking that makes it one of the top departments in the country.

The ISO has evaluated 48,632 fire departments across the [Read more]

Champaign supports purchase body cameras for police

August 5, 2016 by  

The Champaign Police Department, like many across the country, is going to start using body cameras, according to an article in [Read more]

Historic flag hoisted in Champaign area

July 12, 2016 by  

A legendary American flag is now on display in the courthouse in Urbana.

The flag has been loaned out for display by a physician from [Read more]

Pool openings bring jobs as well as fun

June 3, 2016 by  

Public pools in Champaign and the surrounding area usually open on the Memorial Day weekend, which is also the unofficial start of summer. According to a recent [Read more]

Favorite Champaign custard spot to reopen

May 4, 2016 by  

Jarling’s Custard Cup, a favorite of Champaign residents for decades, is getting set to reopen.

The custard shop has been in [Read more]

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