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Top of the Blogs

Meet the new blog on the block isn’t yet two weeks old, but it’s already established itself as a resource for the business and professional community.

Cutting through the hype

Charles Schultz’ A Citizen’s Blog About Champaign Unit 4 gets at the real stories behind the bluster about local schools.

It takes a village is providing a place “where Champaign-Urbana moms meet,” filling a void and building an audience in a short time.

Finding the positive in every bike

It’s not just a catchy name. Robert Baird really believes that “All Bikes R Cool,” and that’s the driving force behind his blog.

Getting crafty with Tumbling Blocks

Intricate sewing, knitting, and quilting projects are something to share for Dorie Schwarz on her blog, Tumbling Blocks.

Blogging as therapy

Sometimes you need a blog to get you through the tough times, and Cynthia Voelkl has built a supportive community through The Sandwich Life.

A Taste for all seasons

Champaign Taste, C-U’s premier food blog, has built a loyal audience by tackling local cuisine from numerous angles. Lisa Morgan tells us how she keeps things fresh after three years on the beat.

Rising above the fray

Gordy Hulten of tries to focus on local politics and keep things civil. Is that even possible?

Going it alone

Jason Pankoke gave us an exclusive look inside Secret Micro-Film Headquarters to discuss C-U Blogfidential.