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Singer LeeAnn Rimes coming to Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU/WICS) — Award-winning singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes is coming to Champaign this fall. She is bringing LeAnn Rimes: the story so far tour to the Virginia Theatre on Friday, Sept. 9. The performance kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for reserved seating are $39.50 to $79.50, plus an...
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Illinois Basketball: Top 5 Illini players to ever wear the No. 1

There have been a ton of legends come through the Illinois basketball program, but not many donned the No. 1 during their time in Champaign. Looking back in the Illini records and team photos, you will be hard-pressed to find many players who wore the single No. 1. Just in recent years has the trend started of wearing this number.
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Student expenditures decrease at some colleges that receive promise scholarship funds

Two-year colleges that received revenue from community-based college promise programs decreased their spending on instruction by 3.3% and their spending on student services by up to 15%, a recent study found. The student-related expenditures of four-year colleges were relatively unchanged by revenue from college promise scholarships. However, their investments in...

Illinois Basketball: Illini targeting versatile 2023 forward out of Oklahoma

Illinois basketball is looking to build for the future, as they offered talented 2023 prospect, Trent Pierce. The Illini are looking to reach bigger heights next fall and in the years to come, as the program looks out west to help them fill the small forward position. Illinois offered talented 2023 Oklahoma standout, Trent Pierce on May 11.

Prairie Central, Dwight post victories as regional play begins

FAIRBURY — Prairie Central waited until the end to get its game-winning tally across the plate as the Hawks advanced to the semifinal round of the Class 2A Pontiac Regional softball tournament. Prairie Central edged Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1-0 Monday at The Diamonds at Lewis Field. The game's only run was...

Camp Monarch: Evolving with Dyslexia Summer Camp

Parkland College Community Education is adding a new camp designed specifically for students with dyslexia to its summer lineup. Camp Monarch: Evolving with Dyslexia helps students ages 7-14 gain confidence in reading, math, and writing through individualized tutoring using multisensory and Orton-Gillingham-based teaching methods. Small group activities will encourage students to build friendships with peers who have similar learning styles.

Immigrant women in Champaign share stories of pregnancy care access

This article is the second in a series about the access of pregnancy care for immigrants in Champaign. You can read part one here and part three here. Teresa Rodriguez is another Champaign County resident who has experienced language and cultural barriers. Rodriguez is from Mexico City. She said when...

Meet the Mayor: Deborah Feinen

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – On Tuesday morning, Champaign City Mayor Deborah Feinen came into the studio to talk about the city. She explained why she became Mayor as well as her goals for Champaign within the next couple years.

Camp Monarch is a new camp for students with dyslexia

The East Central IL Decoding Dyslexia group has created a new summer camp for students with dyslexia and reading disabilities. The camp is for kids aged 7-14, and will include one-on-one reading instruction, small group writing, and small group math instruction, as well as social-emotional learning to help students understand their neurodiversity.

BluSky Restoration Contractors solving your water, fire, mold, or storm damage issues

If you’ve experienced water, fire, mold, or storm damage there’s a local business in Champaign County that can help!. Here’s more from BluSky Restoration Contractors:. The interesting thing people find about us is how often we deal with emergencies and how important it is to make sure you are prepared for them. As a branch we handled over 1500 jobs just in Champaign County.

City of Champaign: Road closure on Kirby Avenue

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — In order for the Illinois American Water Company to tap into a water main, starting Wednesday at 6 a.m. the right-hand lane westbound on Kirby Avenue will be closed from Mattis Avenue to Rose Drive. Construction is expected to be completed on Friday. This construction is weather dependent and may be […]

Evergreen Place to host Senior Expo

At Evergreen Place, we are always connecting individuals to services they need. Even when we cannot help them, we can connect you with individuals who can help families when they inquire. Evergreen Place is an Assisted Living Community that helps seniors live a worry free life. We build a lifestyle...

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Champaign-Urbana

The Fourth of July is coming quick — and that means family friends events in the Champaign-Urbana area. This list is comprised of events such as parades, craft days, festivals, fireworks and more. (For your convenience, we have a fireworks-only list coming soon.) In Champaign-Urbana and beyond, marking Independence...