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Celebrate Independence with Best of Africa

Featuring celebrity performers, live music, African food, and a celebration of independence, Best of Africa Food Store is hosting Festival Independence this weekend Friday, July 1st through Sunday, July 3rd. The event will be outside …

Mama Meta’s Canteen has a grand opening this weekend

Mama Meta’s Canteen, a brand new Congolese restaurant in Champaign, will have a grand opening this Saturday, March 19th. The Black-owned restaurant will serve African-inspired, American-infused food made with ingredients sourced from Central Illinois farmers. …

Dick Butkus wants a super burrito from Maize

Dick Butkus, THE Dick Butkus of the Chicago Bears and famous sports commentator, tweeted that he wants a super burrito from Maize.  Here’s his tweet after the U of I earned their Big Ten Title: …

C-U ex-pat Jonathan Hettinger’s article hits front page of USA Today

Former Editor-in-Chief at The Daily Illini and after that, reporter at The News-Gazette, C-U ex-pat journalist Jonathan Hettinger’s work graced the front page of USA Today today. You might recognize Hettinger’s byline over at Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, …

Holy beef, Batman! Baldarotta’s Italian beef sammie looks so good

Located in the Lincoln Square Mall, Baldarotta’s Porketta & Sicilian Sausage makes bomb sandwiches like this meaty, delicious-looking Italian beef. On Facebook, Baldarotta’s shared more details about how they make the sandwich: THIS is how …