Rithika chats with Sha'Tyra Hawkins about her creative idea of bringing the theater experience to personal homes through Chambana Backyard Movies.
Kim Bryan turned personal pain into community action through her organization Rattle the Stars.
Champaign-Urbana seems an unlikely hub for this offbeat movement education system, but the Alexander Technique has thrived in our community for decades — and we're better for it.
High school band students are getting ready to take the field for the first time in two years. Two drumline members and a band director talk about the marching band culture behind every incredible performance.
Three time Paralympic medalist Nichole Millage reflects on the end of her sitting volleyball career, and looks ahead to the games in Tokyo.
The pandemic motivated local candle maker Kayla Brown to take her business, Fire Doll Studio, to the next level and open a location in Downtown Champaign.
Julie has some suggestions for rounding out your summer in C-U.
Champaign teen Loréal Allen shares how positive summer programming leads to community building, academic success, and fun.
Turn your eyes skyward with Central Illinois Aerospace as they kick off summer with their biggest launch of the year.
Champaign Freedom School is helping students reach their potential, while empowering them to help their community.
Rithika spoke Valerie Koress, the Community Nutrition Program Coordinator at CUPHD, about some of the overlooked but invaluable resources provided by her division.
"When people call or come through our doors, they are not only physically hurt but are also emotionally stressed...Their worlds are turned upside down, and it is rewarding to see and hear the relief they feel knowing that someone is finally on their side."
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