Demolition under way at the Burnham Mansion in Champaign.

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September 11, 2018

Demolition Of Champaign Burnham Mansion Completed

A demolition crew tore down the 134-year-old Burnham Mansion in Champaign on Tuesday, reducing it to a pile of rubble by evening. The home on Church Street that later become an apartment building is coming down to make room for the expansion of Champaign Central High School.

Megan Flowers/University YMCA

August 24, 2018

Hindu Festival To Kick Off Immigrant ‘Welcoming Week’

The Freedom Festival will bring the vibrant colors, food and traditions of South Asia to Champaign this weekend. The festival will kick off Welcoming Week, an initiative of the University YMCA’s New American Welcome Center, which works to help new immigrants flourish in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Uncanny Magazine cover.

Uncanny Magazine

August 20, 2018

Urbana Couple Wins Two Hugo Awards For Online Science Fiction Magazine

An Urbana couple won two of the top awards in the science fiction world over the weekend. Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas were awarded the Hugo award for Best Editor in the short form category. And their online publication, Uncanny Magazine, won a Hugo for Best Semi-professional Publication for the third year in a row.

Anna Casey/Illinois Public Media

August 17, 2018

Taste of Champaign-Urbana Kicks Off Friday

For nearly half a century, the Taste of Champaign-Urbana festival has showcased local art, music and food. The event will take place this weekend at West Side Park in Champaign, and organizers say this year will be one of the busiest yet.

Assassins players often document their "kills" via social media. These are some of the images posted in 2016 by students in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn.


August 02, 2018

Killjoy: Is Gameplay Okay In The Age Of Massacres?

At Springfield High School, Ethan Doyle is an honors student, a member of the baseball team, the investment club, and an elite student group known as Superintendent’s Roundtable. But perhaps his most notable accomplishment came during the spring of his sophomore year, when he assassinated more of his classmates than anybody else.

Ian Hobson

July 13, 2018

Piano Students To Learn & Perform At Summer Institute

The week of July 16th will be an intense one for participants in the annual Summer Piano Institute at the University of Illinois. Piano students from across the U-S and abroad will be studying with five guest faculty pianists — including the Summer Piano Institute’s artistic director, Ian Hobson. Both students and guest faculty will give public performances, and some will perform with Sinfonia da Camera.

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