"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."
"Over the course of the last year, with the pandemic, one of the things that has become really clear is the extent to which racism impacts people's health and the public’s health."
The sitting councilwoman of District 1 faces her first electoral challenge yet at the polls tomorrow, and if she wins, she's ready to affect change, and stop (most of) her colleagues from just paying lip service to the issues facing Champaign.
Jaclyn asks three people from the C-U community about what has surprised them over the past year and where we go from here.
A year after the pandemic first changed our lives, Orphans Treasure Box bookstore is finding ways to pivot and move on with renewed purpose.
After choosing Champaign-Urbana as their home, two local women have dramatically shaped the policies, people, and history of our community.
From learning about heroes to putting their own mark on Black history, three Champaign-Urbana residents share how they're connecting with Black History Month, despite the challenges of COVID and the bitter cold.
Three Champaign-Urbana residents share how they are reinventing traditions and creatively connecting with people near and far during these challenging times.
Julie talks with Justin Micháel Hendrix, an activist and write-in candidate for Champaign City Council.
Jaclyn speaks with the owners of Titan Games about creating stories and connecting with others through fantasy role-playing.
Here are the articles and SPlogs that garnered the most attention in 2020.
There was always more to Andy Dallas than what he was showing us, and if you knew his reputation, you knew that.
Champaign-Urbana has one of the most diverse, intelligent, and interesting communities in the state. Our Culture section highlights those people, places, and events that make us proud to live here.