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Building the Ultimate community

Jess LeRoy came to Champaign-Urbana in 2009 for graduate school, and like many of its residents, she decided it was a great place and never left. While in school here, she started playing Ultimate. (A …

Talking Juneteenth with Robert White

Fire up the grill and pour yourself a red drink —Juneteenth is almost here. This is a day of remembrance and celebration. Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, but it wasn’t until June …

Book Review: The LEGO Lighting Book

LEGO’s definitely have their downsides. There are the hundreds of tiny pieces that will inevitably find their way into the laundry, the vacuum, and even the fridge. There is the threat of physical harm. Have …

C-U Monthly Weather Review: May 2023

For the second year in a row, we’ve seen spring rains disappear from central Illinois. Aside from a round of thunderstorms during the first weekend in May, we’ve seen persistent sunny and dry conditions across …