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The Historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign is a public venue best known for hosting Roger Ebert's Film Festival, held annually in April. It features a variety of performances from community theatre with the Champaign Urbana Theatre Company, to post box-office showings of popular films, current artistic films, live musical performances (both orchestral and popular), and other types of shows.

Population: 75254
Local Newspapers: The News-Gazette Daily Illini
Local Sports Teams: University of Illinois Fighting Illini
Local Colleges: University of Illinois

Zip Codes associated with champaign, illinois: 61820 61821 61822
Towns/Cities near champaign, illinois : Urbana Danville Mahomet Rantoul St Joseph

Champaign News
Champaign council gives initial OK for business center at library

That idea led to Monday's proposal for creating a free business assistance center in CPL's main branch building, located at 200 W. Green St. The Champaign City Council gave its unanimous initial approval to the proposal, saying it will help with the city's small-business development goals and enhance business in Champaign County overall. The city is being asked to chip in a one-time payment of $75,000, while the Champaign Public Library Foundation already agreed to contribute the remaining $197,692.

U of I names new head of Rare Book and Manuscript Library

It is a homecoming of sorts for the new head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. In a news release, the university says Lynne M. Thomas is succeeding Valerie Hotchkiss as the library's director.

'If I catch you snitching, you're next'

Joshu'ah Young called out the man he intended to kill, walked near him and shot him several times as at least one woman watched, a prosecutor told jurors trying the Urbana man for murder. In opening statements Tuesday, Assistant State's Attorney Tim Sullivan said the 19-year-old Urbana man then got back in the car in which he was a passenger and quickly left the north Champaign neighborhood.

Area history, July 25, 2017

In 1917, "It's getting mighty monotonous" was all that Thomas Murphy, an old peddler, said as he continued to be held in the Urbana City Jail. Murphy was one of two old men being held while court plaster they were distributing was being analyzed to ascertain whether German or Industrial Workers of the World plotters had been putting disease germs into it.

Strength of tectonic plates caused Tibetan Plateau's shape

According to a model, the Tibetan Plateau's shape may be due to the Asian plate having a strong western side and weak eastern side Researchers have discovered the Tibetan Plateau's shape, which dwarfs other mountain ranges in height and breadth, may be controlled mostly by the strength of the tectonic plates whose collision prompted its uplift. While most mountain ranges appear like narrow scars of raised flesh, the Tibetan Plateau, formed by the convergence of the Indian and Asian tectonic plates, looks like a broad, asymmetrical scab surrounded by craggy peaks.

'I wish I could forgive you, but I'm not quite there yet'

Julie Saad, sister of the late, Steve Saad, tearfully reads her victim impact statement as her brother-in-law, Paul Eizik, comforts her during sentencing for Chad Berry, seen background left, at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana on Monday, July 24, 2017. Berry was sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections by Circuit Judge Jeffrey Ford.

3-year-old homicide ready for trial

Three years after a Champaign man was gunned down on a city street in north Champaign, the man accused of his killing is about to be tried for murder. More people than usual have been summoned to the Champaign County Courthouse today to serve as potential jurors in the trial of Joshu'ah Young, 19, whose last known address was in the 200 block of South Dodson Drive, Urbana.

Ask Garth Brooks how he knows which song is the best off "Gunslinger"

G arth Brooks has a top-25 hit with "Ask Me How I Know," and the CMA Entertainer of the Year has to admit he's not terribly surprised. "I think this is the best song off Gunslinger ," he says.

Ask Garth Brooks how he knows which song is the best off a oeGunslingera

G arth Brooks has a top-25 hit with "Ask Me How I Know," and the CMA Entertainer of the Year has to admit he's not terribly surprised. "I think this is the best song off Gunslinger ," he says.

Champaign Park District survey respondents want wildlife areas, indoor pools

The final results of a Champaign Park District survey are in, and they said the community would like to see more natural and wildlife areas, as well as indoor pools. The University of Illinois' Office and Recreation Park Resources Department worked with the park district on the survey that was sent out to 3,500 random addresses in April, with residents returning 351 of those surveys.

Puzzle rooms challenge, teach students

Sydney Walker, center, discusses clues in the puzzle room June 27 while other students look on during Decatur Schools' SMASH Camp at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. SMASH camp is for high-achieving students in Decatur public schools.

Historic Joliet theater needs $500K in repairs

Historic Joliet theater needs $500K in repairs JOLIET, Ill. - Officials say Joliet's historic Rialto Square Theatre needs $500,000 in repairs.

In Turnberry Ridge, a slow burn over a berm

Since their backyard berm was put up for auction by the county, residents of a portion of Turnberry Ridge in west Champaign hope they can avoid deja vu. She is referring to the Delaware-based LLC that won an auction this spring for two detention basin lakes in Timberline Valley South, then threatened to use them to house fraternity boats or catfish farms - unless owners wanted to buy them back for a steep price, that is.

Civil Engineer I

The City of Champaign offers an excellent career opportunity for a Civil Engineer I to work in the Environmental Section of the Public Works Department, Engineering Division. The City of Champaign, Illinois, is a vibrant community in east Central, Illinois.

MTD board to kick off talks on proposed downtown development

An exceptionally large and complex downtown Champaign development plan is going to require an exceptionally thorough review process, officials say. It will begin Wednesday when the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board undertakes what MTD Managing Director Karl Gnadt calls "an information exchange" about the general scope of a proposed project, which could include several structures south and west of the MTD's Illinois Terminal, including an expansion of that 18-year-old building to allow for more bus bays and office space.

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

A U.S. federal grand jury indicted Brendt Christensen on a count of kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Zhang Yingying, a 26-year-old Chinese research student at the University of Illinois, and who was last seen at its Urbana-Champaign campus June 9. A U.S. federal grand jury indicted Brendt Christensen on a count of kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Zhang Yingying, a 26-year-old Chinese research student at the University of Illinois, and who was last seen at its Urbana-Champaign campus June 9. The penalty for kidnapping is up to life in prison if convicted. And for many in China, it is an open and shut case.

Rauner U of I trustee pick a generous GOP donor

Gov. Bruce Rauner's recent choice for a seat on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees is a generous Republican campaign donor. The News-Gazette reports that Dr. Stuart King has given $6,000 to Citizens for Rauner.

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