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Your Official Guide to Campustown

Let’s face it… campustown can be a daunting destination if you don’t frequent this neighborhood regularly. Whether it’s navigating through the maze of university students during the academic year, finding a decent parking space, or just locating the nearest restroom there seems to be plenty of excuses about avoiding this neighborhood. Trust us – you …

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Jim Hinterlong of the University YMCA

The University YMCA – better known as the University Y – develops campus and community leaders committed to social justice, environmental protection, interfaith cooperation and global engagement by fostering dialogue, reflection and action. It’s located on the University of Illinois campus on S. Wright Street. We sat down with Jim Hinterlong, executive director, to learn more …

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Casey Gold, Dan Church, & Greg Bugbee of The Venue CU

The Venue CU is a new, upscale wedding and events venue located on the historic East Main Street in downtown Champaign (in the former Varisty Theater and Vriner’s Confestionery). We sat down with Casey Gold (left), Dan Church (right),  and Greg Bugbee (seated) at The Venue CU to hear their  family-owned business got started in …

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