Grand Prairie Friends are gearing up for their annual native plant sale, but their work happens all year long.
"Equitable education needs to always be on our minds when making decisions."
Collaborating with U of I to host a safe, socially-distanced event, URBANITE re-enters the landscape of live events. The environment has changed yet their mission is still to build community and share dance, music, and culture.
"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."
Kingfisher Kayaking is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing affordable kayak rentals and conservation education to East Central Illinois.
"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."
After forging a relatively clear path to a second term as Mayor of Urbana, Diane Marlin looks back at the accomplishments of the last four years and ahead to the future of Urbana.
Jaclyn asks three people from the C-U community about what has surprised them over the past year and where we go from here.
Sandra Ahten is a progressive candidate challenging long time incumbent school board member John Dimit.
"I’ve been on both sides of the policy process: in the street with a megaphone and at the table poring over reports. I want to use my experience to improve my community."
"It's easy to complain. What's not so easy is to roll up the sleeves, work, and help. It just seemed about time I help out for a change."
After choosing Champaign-Urbana as their home, two local women have dramatically shaped the policies, people, and history of our community.
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.