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Urbana Arts Grants applications open on January 2nd

The City of Urbana’s Arts & Culture Program recently announced the opening of its 2023 arts grant cycle. Grants will be accepted from January 2nd through 11:59 p.m. on January 31st. Learn more on the Arts …

Former Champaign Mayor Don Gerard is running for mayor again

The News-Gazette is reporting that former Champaign Mayor Don Gerard will run for mayor again. Gerard and fellow challenger Azark Cobbs (who ran for mayor in 2019) have thrown their hats in the ring to challenge …

Pre-order C-U native John Milas’ debut novel, The Militia House

Champaign native and former Smile Politely contributor John Milas has a novel coming out in July 2023. The Militia House is published by Macmillan. Here’s the blurb from the site: Stephen King meets Tim O’Brien …

Here are two calls for art due in January 2023

40 North has announced two calls for art with submissions due in January 2023. The information below comes directly from 40 North’s newsletter.  Best in Show: Photographers, it’s time to gather your best snaps and …

Catch Centennial’s production of Clue November 16-19

The Centennial High School Playmakers will be bringing Clue to the Aldridge Auditorium at 7 p.m., November 16-19. Tickets range from $5 for children 12 and under, $7 for seniors, and $10 for adults. Who …

Triptych’s Festivus returns December 23rd

Triptych’s annual holiday celebration returns after a two year hiatus at noon on Friday, December 23rd. No details yet on food and drink options. (There will be beer, of course; probably some special taps and/or …

Champaign County Clerk: Aaron Ammons defeats Terrence Stuber

Aaron Ammons has been reelected as Champaign County Clerk and Recorder of Deeds, defeating Terrence Stuber, per results posted on WCIA.com. Check our 2022 Midterm Election results article for future updates.  Top image from the Champaign …