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


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


classic rock

;Classic rock *WDKR —107.3 —Oldies Transportation Interstate 74 runs east-west through Champaign and Urbana. Interstate 57 runs north-south through the west part of Champaign. Interstate 72 terminates at Champaign. U.S. Routes 45 (U.S. Route 45) and 150 (U.S. Route 150) pass through the cities as well. The Champaign-Decatur area is served by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, which


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


long track

; 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


arts past

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


live performances

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

, 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 "The Music Man" that June. Control passed to the Virginia Theatre group in 1996 and the theatre became a non-profit public venue. The Champaign Park District assumed control of the facilities in 2000. Its original Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ Virginia Theatre Wurlitzer. Theatreorgans.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-17. has been maintained by Warren York since 1988 and is still played regularly. The Art Theater 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 Theatre 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


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


classical art

. *Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Art.uiuc.edu. Retrieved on 2013-08-17. Art Museum featuring both modern and classical art. Many changing exhibits. *Orpheum Children's Science Museum. orpheumkids.com A hands on science museum for children. *Spurlock Museum. spurlock.uiuc.edu


fighting

) 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

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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