Rittal donates $18,000 to UYC

Rittal donates $18,000 to UYC

Local employer and global enclosure manufacturer Rittal donated $18,000 to the Urbana Youth Center (UYC) to support current programming including home...

April 13th, 2021 |  


Take a ride on a C-47 at Grimes Field

Take a ride on a C-47 at Grimes Field

History enthusiasts are invited to experience an unforgettable history lesson at Grimes Field Airport, 1636 N. Main St., on April 19. Visitors will be...

April 13th, 2021 |  


Chili Cook-off, Hoopla Parade to return

Chili Cook-off, Hoopla Parade to return

Planning for the 14th annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-off Festival and Hoopla Parade is in full swing. Following a quiet 2020, the committee made the d...

April 12th, 2021 updated: April 13th, 2021. |  



Register now for YMCA summer camps

Register now for YMCA summer camps

Summer is right around the corner, and for many families that means a summer camp experience for their children. The Champaign Family YMCA day camp pr...

April 9th, 2021 |  


YMCA plans May-June outdoor events

YMCA plans May-June outdoor events

The Champaign Family YMCA is planning to take advantage of warm spring weather to bring back a full slate of community events outdoors in May and June...

April 8th, 2021 |  


‘Be a Hero in the Eyes of a Child’

‘Be a Hero in the Eyes of a Child’

Everyone can play a role in preventing child abuse. That’s the message of this year’s Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign in April: Be a...

April 8th, 2021 |  


Matching grants available to preserve historic buildings

Matching grants available to preserve historic buildings

The Champaign County Preservation Alliance (CCPA) is offering a total of $4,000 in matching grants for the repair and restoration of pre-1940 homes an...

April 7th, 2021 updated: April 8th, 2021. |  


Historic steps saved, moved

Historic steps saved, moved

People who travel Miami Street frequently will find something missing from the corner of Miami and Russell streets. Gone are the “Roosevelt Step...

April 6th, 2021 |  


Strong launch for Youth Center

Strong launch for Youth Center

When the Urbana Youth Center (UYC) opened for the first time two months ago, surveys taken among youths showed there would be significant interest and...

April 2nd, 2021 |  


Balloon Fest set to return this year

Balloon Fest set to return this year

The committee for the Balloon Fest – A Hot Air Affair met recently and decided to “go for it” on this year’s festival after th...

April 2nd, 2021 |