Bakery opening second location

September 8, 2017 by  

Pekara Bakery and Bistro, a popular spot in Champaign, recently announced it is undertaking a major upgrade: it plans to open up a second location, according to an article on the Illinois Home Page website

Pekara, which opened in [Read more]

Business center to be added to library

August 7, 2017 by  

Donna Pittman, the director of the Champaign Public Library, attended a focus group for female business owners and minorities recently, and came back to Champaign with some ideas to implement.

She heard that [Read more]

Champaign Park District hopes to buy park

July 4, 2017 by  

The Champaign Park District would like to take ownership of the Human Kinetics Park, located on Market Street, and recently took the first step to make that happen by applying for a federal grant.

At a recent meeting, board members voted [Read more]

Residents mostly satisfied with Champaign parks

June 4, 2017 by  

The Champaign Park District mailed approximately 3,500 surveys to random addresses in the community early in April 2017. Now, the first results have been compiled, and it seems people are happy with the [Read more]

University of Illinois to reopen oldest academic building

May 5, 2017 by  

Having undergone a renovation, which cost approximately $78m, a university building is now set to reopen.

The Natural History Building on [Read more]

Portillo’s to open in Champaign

April 8, 2017 by  

Champaign is all set to get a new Portillo’s.

The eatery is going in [Read more]

Sygenta establishes lab at University of Illinois

March 5, 2017 by  

Sygenta, an agribusiness corporation that develops solutions to help feed the world’s increasing population, has opened a Digital Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois Research Park, at UofI in Champaign-Urbana.

The lab will employ [Read more]

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,, 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]

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