Champaign-Decatur CSA

What is Champaign-Decatur CSA known for?


hits

;95.1 FM —Country music *WXFM http: business.decaturchamber.com list member wxfm-99-3-wdkr-107-3-1101 —99.3 —Light Hits *WZUS —100.9 FM —Talk radio *WSOY (WSOY-FM) —102.9 FM —Top 40 *WEJT —105.1 FM —Adult hits *WCZQ —105.5 FM —Hip Hop & R&B *WZNX —106.7 FM &mdash


live musical

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


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


310

(Champaign) Memorial Stadium has gone under major renovation and construction of new stands, clubs and luxury suites. In Campustown, a new 24-story highrise apartment building has been completed and is tall. The highrise, called 309 Green, is three stories higher than the older 21-story Tower at Third. The Burnham 310 Project, at 18 stories, which is also taller (in overall height), was finished in the fall of 2008 and includes student luxury apartments

and a County Market grocery store. Burnham 310 connects downtown Champaign to Campustown (Campustown (Champaign, Illinois)). In the past year (2013-14) four other mixed use buildings (apartments over commercial)have built in Campustown, with heights of 26, 13, 8, and 5 stories. In downtown, the new 9 story M2 on Neil project is completed. M2 has offices, retail, and condos. A Hyatt Place boutique hotel has recently opened in downtown Champaign. These, among other developments, are giving


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


regular film

, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Missing Persons (Missing Persons (band)), and the Indigo Girls. GKC Corporation closed the Virginia as a movie house on February 13, 1992, with the final regular film being Steve Martin's "Father of the Bride". The theatre once again began holding regular live performances when it was leased to local gospel singer David Wyper in 1992. The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company was formed to perform major musicals and opened their first season with "


community radio

outlets, commercial radio stations, and TV stations, Champaign-Urbana has several academic, homegrown and not-for-profit media outlets. *WEFT 90.1 FM is a community radio station begun by a group of radio enthusiasts, artists, and community-minded individuals working together to realize the potential of bringing a variety of programming and people together behind one frequency. Since 1981, WEFT has broadcast music from around the world and East Central Illinois, news, and public affairs

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


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


popular 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


team plays

) Memorial Stadium and the State Farm Center (Assembly Hall (Champaign)), formerly the Assembly Hall) are located in the south-east portion of Champaign. Memorial Stadium is a football (American football) arena where the Fighting Illini (Illinois Fighting Illini) football team plays, and the State Farm Center is the home of the highly successful Fighting Illini (Illinois Fighting Illini) basketball team. The NFL's Chicago Bears played in Memorial Stadium for the 2002 season while Soldier Field was being modernized and refurbished. The city of Champaign has been working with the Frontier League to create a privately owned professional baseball team. The team was scheduled to start playing in the 2009 baseball season, but was delayed in 2008 to the 2010 season at the earliest. Minor League Team in C-U Delayed IlliniHQ.com. September 3, 2008. Accessed October 28, 2009. Since then however, there has been no development on the matter. The University of Illinois hosted the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships in May at the Kahn Outdoor Tennis Complex next to the Atkins Tennis Center and Eichelberger Field just south of Florida Avenue in Urbana (Urbana, Illinois). The Illini Men's Tennis team won the 2003 NCAA tennis championships and is highly ranked nationally. Notable people The following people are from the Champaign–Urbana Metropolitan Area or attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: *Marc Andreessen, software engineer; co-writer of the Internet browser Mosaic (Mosaic (web browser)) *John Bardeen, two-time Nobel Prize winner in Physics *Bonnie Blair, Olympic (Olympic Games) speedskater (long track speed skating) *Braid (Braid (band)), rock group *Dick Butkus, hall of fame NFL football player, played for U of I *Iris Chang, book author, historian *Roger Ebert, film critic *Dave Eggers, writer *Elsinore (Elsinore (band)), indie group *David Foster Wallace, writer *Jennie Garth, actress, director *Red Grange, Illinois football RB, Chicago Bears RB, NFL Hall of Famer, #1 Big Ten Icon *Steven Hager, founder of the Cannabis Cup, editor-in-chief of High Times magazine *Erika Harold, Miss America 2003 *Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy (Playboy Magazine) *Nick Holonyak, Jr. (Nick Holonyak), inventor of the visible light-emitting diode *Hum (Hum (band)), rock group *Jimmy John, owner of the sandwich chain Jimmy Johns *Robert L. Johnson, Creator of BET *Alison Krauss, bluegrass singer *Jonathan Kuck, Olympic speed skater *Don Laz, Olympic (Olympic Games) Pole Vault Helsinki Silver Medalist *Ang Lee, filmmaker *Ludacris, rapper *Jack McDuff, jazz organist and organ trio bandleader *Nina 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 Category:Metropolitan areas of Illinois Category:Geography of Champaign County, Illinois Category:Geography of Ford County, Illinois Category:Geography of Piatt County, Illinois Category:Geography of Macon County, Illinois Category:Regions of Illinois

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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