Champaign-Decatur CSA

What is Champaign-Decatur CSA known for?


music news

on shows hosted by an all-volunteer staff of air shifters. It also airs programming from national sources including Pacific. *WRFU-LP is a low power (LPFM) community radio station owned and operated by Radio Free Urbana. radiofreeurbana.org The station was built by hundreds of volunteers from the region and around the country in November 2005 at the ninth Prometheus Radio Project barnraising. WRFU broadcasts music, news, public


power community

on shows hosted by an all-volunteer staff of air shifters. It also airs programming from national sources including Pacific. *WRFU-LP is a low power (LPFM) community radio station owned and operated by Radio Free Urbana. radiofreeurbana.org The station was built by hundreds of volunteers from the region and around the country in November 2005 at the ninth Prometheus Radio Project barnraising. WRFU broadcasts music, news, public


award winning

Paley , cartoonist, illustrator, and blogger *Katherine Reutter, Olympic (Olympic Games) speed skater *Hamilton O. Smith, won Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978 *REO Speedwagon, rock group *Starcastle, progressive rock group *David Ogden Stiers attended high school in Urbana (with Roger Ebert) *Thelma Strabel, novelist *James Tobin, won Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1981. *George Will, political columnist *Timothy Zahn, Hugo-award

-winning author attended U of I and began his writing career there *Blake Schilb, an American professional basketball player *The Red Hot Valentines, a power-pop band Notes External links


teaching presence

of the larger University of Illinois College of Medicine, which has campuses in Chicago (Chicago, Illinois), Peoria (Peoria, Illinois), Rockford (Rockford, Illinois), and Urbana (Urbana, Illinois). The College has a teaching presence at both hospitals, although the facilities are somewhat more extensive at Carle Foundation Hospital. Arts and culture thumb 300px The Virginia Theatre in Downtown Champaign. (Image:vatheatre1010054.JPG) The Champaign-Decatur CSA Area is home to many theatres


large sports

for people with disabilites, who are unable to use the bus system, throughout the City of Decatur. Under an agreement with the Village of Forsyth, service is also provided to the Hickory Point Mall area in Forsyth. Sports While greater Champaign-Urbana does not feature any professional sports teams, the University of Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) fields many teams which compete in the Big Ten Conference. Two large sports centers ( Memorial Stadium (Champaign


talent+starting

Theatre closed in the mid-1980s and now houses a children's science museum. Parkland College in Champaign (Champaign, Illinois) features a small theatre called the Parkland College Theatre and a planetarium called the William M. Staerkel Planetarium. The area has originated a great deal of musical talent, starting with REO Speedwagon, Head East, Dan Fogelberg and including


arts amp

affairs, and political activism (usually left-leaning) to listeners at 104.5FM. *Illini Media, located at 5th and Green in campustown, is home to the college's alternative radio station WPGU 107.1. The Illini Media Building is also home to the Daily Illini, the student-run daily newspaper, and Buzz Weekly the217.com which has quickly become a popular source for arts & entertainment news in the Champaign-Urbana area. * Smile Politely


performing

. The University (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is home to three theatre venues; Foellinger Auditorium, Assembly Hall (Assembly Hall (Champaign)) and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. While the Assembly Hall is primarily a campus basketball and concert arena, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is considered to be one of the nation's top venues for performance and hosts over 400 performances annually. Built in 1969, the Krannert Center's facilities cover

on an annual basis, presented by the Nicodemus Agency and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Past performers include Iron and Wine, The Books, Yacht (Yacht (band)), Rjd2, Yo La Tengo, Black Mountain (Black Mountain (band)), Asobi Seksu, Times New Viking, of Montreal, Danielson, Man Man, Okkervil River (Okkervil River (band)), Andrew Bird, Questlove, and more. The 2010 festival took place September 22–25. Media *Besides many print


writing career

-winning author attended U of I and began his writing career there *Blake Schilb, an American professional basketball player *The Red Hot Valentines, a power-pop band Notes External links


films

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. First commissioned in 1921, it originally served as a venue for both film and live performances, but became primarily a movie house in the 1950s. Occasional live events were held during the 1970s and 1980s, including a live production of "Oh, Calcutta" and performances by George Benson

: www.thecuart.com thecuart.com in downtown Champaign began as Champaign's first theatre devoted to movies, the Park, in 1912, and is a small venue showing films not normally playing at the box office. The theatre is the only single-screen movie theatre with daily operation as a movie theatre in Champaign-Urbana. The Virginia, which hosts Roger Ebert's Annual Overlooked Film Festival, is also single-screen, but only opens for special showings and events. Rapp and Rapp's 1914 Orpheum

Champaign-Decatur CSA

The '''Champaign-Decatur CSA''', also known as '''East Central Illinois CSA''', is a combined statistical area (United States combined statistical area) in Illinois. It is the 104th largest combined statistical area in the U.S. It is composed of three counties, Champaign (Champaign County, Illinois), Ford (Ford County, Illinois), Piatt (Piatt County, Illinois) and Macon (Macon County, Illinois).

The area has a population of 231,891 as determined by the 2010 U.S. Census. The area is anchored by the principal cities of Champaign (Champaign, Illinois) and Decatur (Decatur, Illinois) and is home to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. (University students, even those from outside the area, are included in Census figures if they were counted by the federal Census).

Journalists frequently treat the metropolitan area as just one city. For example, in 1998, ''Newsweek'' included the Champaign–Urbana Metropolitan Area in its list of the top ten tech cities (outside of the Silicon Valley). Newsweek: The Hot New Tech Cities

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