Wednesday, July 30, 2008

23. Dollar Stores in Champaign-Urbana

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These days, the economy is not doing so good, and gas prices are rising sky high. To beat all these economy blues, many folks are re-discovering Dollar Stores.

Good old Dollar Stores are discount stores which sell many items for a dollar or a few dollars. Some of them are "pure" dollar stores, where everything is only a dollar. In good times, many people kept away from dollar stores as they associated it with shame, poverty, etc. But when you have to pay $4 for a gallon of gas, you can't be so choosy. And many items in Dollar stores are just as good as regular chains. Do note that, you shouldn't buy cosmetics, food, or toothpaste from Dollar stores, as often they carry cheap imported makeup, food, toothpaste that are not safe. But for things like paper plates, mugs, and many other small items, dollar store provides the best price.

There used to be a large number of Dollar stores in Champaign-Urbana, but unfortunately, in the recent years, many of them closed. Right now, only a few are left. Below is a list of the names and locations of the dollar stores of Champaign- Urbana, Savoy and other nearby places.

Dollar Tree
2009 N Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL - (217) 351-3143

Dollar Tree
1333 Savoy Plaza Ln, Savoy, IL - (217) 352-4390

Dollar Tree Stores Inc
503 S Dunlap Ave, Savoy, IL - (217) 351-1852

Dollar General
2004 W Springfield Ave # B, Champaign, IL - (217) 351-3013

Dollar General
817 Bloomington Rd, Champaign, IL - (217) 355-6726

Family Dollar Store
1506 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL - (217) 367-4042

Dollar General Store
1506 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL - (217) 384-2269

Dollar General Store
2012 Philo Rd, Urbana, IL - (217) 337-0127

Dollar General
507 N Long St, Tolono, IL - (217) 485-5484

Deals-Nothing Over A Dollar
245 S Mattis Ave, Champaign, IL - (217) 356-4036

Circle Of Deals - Everything $5 & Under
45 E. University Ave., Champaign, IL - (217) 359-1624

22. Ordering Pizza in Champaign Urbana

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Do you have a sudden craving for a slice of Pizza? Here are some info that might help you. There are many places where you can get a pizza in Champaign Urbana area. Most of them have delivery services available for


  • Papa Del's Pizza E Green St, Champaign, IL -(217) 359-7700 206

  • Papa John's Pizza 106 E Green St, Champaign, IL - (217) 355-5858

  • Second Story Pizza 901 S 4th St, Champaign, IL (217) 239-2001

  • Monical's Pizza W Kirby Ave, Champaign, IL . (217) 356-4243 103

  • Domino's Pizza 102 E Green St, Champaign, IL - (217) 355-0717

  • Gumby's Pizza 1409 S Neil St, Champaign, IL - (217) 355-3278

  • Prime Time Pizza 505 E University Ave # B, Champaign, IL - (217) 355-9100

  • Papa John's Pizza 2104 W Springfield Ave # A, Champaign, IL - (217) 351-7272

  • Pizza Hut 411 E Green St, Champaign, IL - (217) 344-2218

  • Garcia's Pizza In A Pan 108 E Green St, Champaign, IL - (217) 359-1212

  • Heartland Pizza 1803 W Kirby Ave, Champaign, IL - (217) 398-6800

  • One World Pizza 508 E Green St, Champaign, IL - (217) 344-4000

  • Village Inn Pizza Parlor 1801 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL - (217) 359-1736

  • Antonio's Pizza, 619 E Green St, Champaign, IL - (217) 365-9500

  • Papa Murphy's Pizza: Champaign, 1753 W Kirby Ave, Champaign, IL - (217) 356-8000

  • Boston's Gourmet Pizza, 2501 N Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL - (217) 355-0005

  • Pizzeria Uno 2000 N Neil St, Champaign, IL - (217) 398-4242

  • Pizza Planet and Beyond 508 E Green St, Champaign, IL - (217) 344-0632


  • Rosati's Pizza 701 S Gregory St # H, Urbana, IL - (217) 328-2334

  • Domino's Pizza 1108 N. Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL - (217) 328-6800

  • Domino's Pizza 1106 S Vine St, Urbana, IL - (217) 384-6400

  • Papa Murphy's Pizza 114 N Vine St # C, Urbana, IL - (217) 344-7700

  • Papa John's Pizza 1307 E Florida Ave, Urbana, IL - (217) 384-7272

  • Monical's Pizza, 2720 South Philo Road, Urbana, IL 61802 (217) 367-5781

  • Little Caesars Pizza 1901 Philo Rd # B, Urbana, IL - (217) 328-9360

  • Manolo's Pizza & Empanadas 1115 W Oregon St, Urbana, IL - (217) 365-0110

  • Sbarro 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL - (217) 337-0100

  • Casey's Carry Out Pizza 2108 E University Ave, Urbana, IL - (217) 328-0505

  • Kraft Pizza 1502 Airport Rd, Urbana, IL - (217) 337-0328

Thursday, July 24, 2008

21. (AM/FM) Radio Stations in Champaign Urbana

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There are a number of Radio stations in Champaign Urbana. Most of them are FM, but there are also some AM radio stations. Among them WILL also offers Digital HD radio broadcast.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign operates WILL via the college of communications. Parkland College also has its own radio station.

Following is a list of AM and FM radio stations in and around Champaign Urbana.

AM Radio stations in Champaign Urbana

300 N. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana
(217) 333-0850

WBCP 1580 AM
904 N. 4th Street, Urbana
(217) 359-1580

WDWS 1400 AM
2301 S Neil St., Champaign
(217) 351-5300

WKJR 1460 AM
Rantoul, IL

FM Radio stations in Champaign-Urbana

WPCD 88.7 FM
Parkland College radio
2400 W.Bradley Avenue, Champaign
(217) 351-2450, alternate: (217) 373-3790

WGNJ 89.3 FM

WGNJ or WGNN P.O. Box 12345, Champaign
(217) 367-7777

WEFT 90.1 FM
Variety / World music

113 N. Market Street, Champaign
(217) 359-9338

WILL 90.9 FM

Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication 300 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
(217) 333-0850, alternate: (217) 333-0853
WIXY 100.3 FM
603 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign
(217) 352-4141, alternate: (217) 355-3333

WBGL 91.7 FM
Christian Contemporary

2108 West Springfield Avenue, Champaign
(217) 359-8232, alternate: (217) 351-9245

WCFF 92.5 FM
Adult Hits
2603 West Bradley, Champaign
(217) 352-1256, alternate: (217) 355-9250

WEBX 93.5 FM
4108 Fieldstone Road, Suite C, Champaign
(217) 367-1195, alternate: (217) 239-9350

WLRW 94.5 FM
Hot AC
2603 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign
(217) 352-4141, alternate: (217) 351-9494

WQQB 96.1 FM
4108 Fieldstone Road, Suite C, Champaign
(217) 328-9600

WHMS 97.5 FM
Adult Contemporary
2301 South Neil Street, Champaign
(217) 351-5300

WWHP 98.3 FM
(309) 928-9876

WXTT 99.1 FM
80's Rock
2603 West Bradley, Champaign
(217) 352-4141

WHPO 100.9 FM
Hoopeston, IL
Country, Radio

WDNL 102.1 FM
Danville, IL
Hot AC,

WGNN 102.5 FM
Fisher, IL

WPXN 104.9 FM
Paxton, IL
Adult Contemporary

WGKC 105.9 FM
Classic Rock
4108 Fieldstone Road, Champaign
(217) 367-1195

WCZQ 105.5 FM
Monticello, IL
Hip Hop, Radio

WGKC 105.9 FM
Mahomet, IL
Classic Rock

WGCY 106.3 FM
Gibson City, IL
Easy Listening

WPGU 107.1 FM
24 E Green St. Suite 107, Champaign
(217) 337-3100, alternate: (217) 337-1071

Monday, July 21, 2008

20. Ethnic Indian grocery in Champaign-Urbana : Annapoorna Stores

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Image: courtesy of Annapoorna stores website

Besides the regular groceries, there are many ethnic grocery stores in Champaign - Urbana. But there is only one Indian grocery store in Chambana.

The Annapoorna stores is located in Champaign, 505 South Neil Street, Suite 11, Champaign, IL 61820 . It is right opposite to the Champaign Public Library, between Randolph and Neil, Healy and Green. (You can take the 5 Green bus or 25 loop to reach near it).

Store items/collection
The store contains a rich collection of Indian and South Asian groceries, spices, and many other food items. For example:

Frozen food: Both north and south Indian specialities, such as Paratha, Roti, Nan, Idli, Dosa, Uttappam. The ready to eat food section has specialities such as Dal, Bhendi Masala, Chole Chatpate, Pongal Rice, etc.

Frozen snacks: Khaman Dhokla, chili paneer, punjabi samosa, veg. spring roll, chicken samosas, chinese appetizers/meals.

Spices: Chili, cumin, garam masala, coriander, turmeric, spices, pickles, cinnamon, cardamom.

Food grain: Basmati rice, boiled rice, Sona masoori rice, dal / lentil, flour,

Fresh vegetables: The store brings fresh vegetables from Chicago every Friday. You can get fresh okra, green peppers, singa, radish (muli), mangoes, guavas etc.

Fresh sweets/snacks : The store brings fresh sweets like ladoos, jalebis, rasmalai, samosa, kachori, and mirchi pakora.

Meat - The store will take orders for poultry, and other kind of meat. It will bring those meat items from Chicago. Pick up can be made on Thursday evenings when their delivery van arrives from Chicago. (the store is closed at that time though, so you can only pick up the meat order at that time).

Video rentals: The store carries a rich collection of Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, and other Indian language films/cinemas. VHS tapes/cassettes cost $1 to rent, and DVDs are $2. The store brings new releases almost every week.

The store takes Cash, Debit and Credit cards.

Store Hours

Mon - Wed : 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Fri - Sat : 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sun : 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Closed on Thursday

Sunday, July 20, 2008

19. Traditional Grocery shopping in Champaign - Urbana

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When it comes to grocery shopping, Champaign - Urbana offers a lot of choices. Following is a list of places to do traditional grocery shopping in Champaign Urbana. (I'll write about ethnic grocery stores in a future post).

1. Walmart

Walmart: There are 3 Walmart Supercenter and 1 Sam's Club here. All supercenters are open 24 hours.

Walmart Supercenter
100 South High Cross Road
Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 344-6148

Wal-Mart Supercenter
2610 No Prospect Ave
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 352-0700

Wal-Mart Supercenter
505 So. Dunlap Avenue
Savoy, IL 61874
(217) 355-5845

(there is also another supercenter in Rantoul, about 15 minutes away
Wal-Mart Supercenter
845 Broadmeadow Rd
Rantoul, IL 61866
(217) 892-9151)

Sam's Club
915 W Marketview Dr.
Champaign, IL 61821



2. Meijer

There are 2 Meijer stores. One in Champaign, the other in Urbana will open in October 2008. Both open 24 hours.

2401 N Prospect Ave
Champaign, Illinois 61821
(217) 353-4000

The Urbana store is at the corner of Philo st and Windsor Avenue in SouthEast Urbana. This Urbana Meijer store will open in October 2008. The gas station has opened in August 2008.

UPDATE: The Meijer store has Opened as of October 1!!!

3. Aldi

ALDI Urbana, IL
3102 East University
Urbana, IL 61802

ALDI Champaign, IL
701 North Mattis
Champaign, IL 61821

Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm)

4. County Market - their food is very fresh. Especially, the produce and fruits are much better than other stores. All are open for 24 hours.

Champaign- Kirby Ave
2901 W. Kirby Ave
Champaign, IL 61821

Champaign-Glenn Park Dr
1914 Glenn Park Dr
Champaign, IL 61821

1819 S. Philo Rd
Urbana, IL 61802

422 S. Market
Monticello, IL 61856

5. Schnucks

306 E Main St 61802 217-328-5900 6am-11pm
200 N Vine St 61801 217-337-6016 24 Hours
1335 Woodfield Drive 61874 217-373-0706 6am-11pm
1301 Savoy Plaza Center 61874 217-373-0700 24 Hours
109 N. Mattis Rd 61821 217-351-2600 24 Hours
101 N Mattis Ave 61821 217-378-5901 6am-11pm

6. Save-A-Lot

220 N Broadway
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone:(217) 384-6885

Sunday, July 13, 2008

18. Important Phone Numbers in Champaign - Urbana

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Here are some important phone numbers in Champaign Urbana.

  • Ameren/IP (Electricity & Gas) 1-800-755-5000
  • Assembly Hall Ticket Information 217-333-5000
  • Campus Parking and Transportation 217-333-3530
  • Campus Recreation 217-333-3513
  • Champaign Public Library 217-403-2000
  • Childcare Resource Service 217-333-3252
  • Daniels Hall 217-333-0464
  • Local Directory Assistance 411
  • Domestic Violence Hotline 217-384-4390
  • Family & Graduate Housing 217-333-5656
  • Frances Nelson Health Center 217-356-1558
  • Goodwin-Green Computer Center 217-332-3344
  • Goodwin-Green Lounge 217-244-1725
  • Goodwin-Green Office 217-333-8213
  • Housing Facilities Maintenance 217-333-2779
  • Illini Union 217-333-0170
  • Information on Campus Activities 217-333-4666
  • Insight Communications (Internet) 1-877-972-4100
  • Int’l Student & Scholars Services 217-333-1303
  • Learning Resource Center 217-265-0428
  • Mass Transit District (MTD) 217-384-8188
  • McKinley Health Center 217-333-2701
  • McKinley Health Center Dial- A- Nurse 217-333-2700
  • Mental Health Crisis Line 217-359-4141
  • MultiCultural Health Center 217-265-6267
  • Orchard Downs Community Center 217-333-6176
  • Orchard Downs Computer Center 217-265-5607
  • Orchard Downs Pre- School 217-333-3497
  • Poison Control Center 1-800-942-5969
  • Public Health District 352-7961
  • Rape Crisis Hotline 217-355-5203
  • Time, Weather, Temperature 217-351-2900
  • UI Counseling Center 217-333-3704
  • UI Faculty Staff Assistance 217-244-5312
  • UI Student Legal Services 217-333-9053
  • University Directory Assistance 217-333-1000
  • University Police (Non-Emergency) 217-333-1216
  • University SafePlace 217-840-2232
  • Urbana Free Library 217-367-4057
  • Urbana School District 217-384-3600

Saturday, July 12, 2008

17. How to get Power/ Electricity in Champaign - Urbana

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Electricity and Gas supply in Champaign Urbana area is served by AmerenIP.

How do I turn on service?

To get power in your apartment, you need to call them directly. Use This Link to find the contact information. The phone numbers are:

  • Residential: 1-800.755.5000
  • Business: 800.363.6805

Do I need to pay a deposit?

If you are a first time customer, or don't have a satisfactory credit history (or even, for International students, a credit history at all), you might need to provide a security deposit at first. But that's refundable. Read more about required deposits and refunds.

How do I pay my bill?

You can pay your bills in person by going to a pay station. These are located around Chambana area. You can find a list here.

Even better, you can pay the bill online for FREE, either via MyCheckfree, or via Ameren's site itself. See details here.

There are rarely any outages, except during tornado season :), and if you get unlucky, a fallen tree might cut down your power line, but that rarely happens. And these guys are pretty fast in restoring service, so nothing to worry.

When you leave, you can choose to turn off your service right from the AmerenIP website.

Useful links

Friday, July 11, 2008

16. Gone Fishing? How and where to go for fishing / hunting in Champaign Urbana

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Do you enjoy fishing or hunting?

If you do, and want to pursue these hobbies/past-times in Champaign-Urbana, here are some tips/information that you might find useful.


If you are above the age of 16, then you will require a license to hunt or fish.

Prices are:

  • Fishing license: $13
  • Hunting licenses $7.50
  • A combined license is $19.25

Senior citizens (aged above 65) can get a discount.

For hunting, you will also need to get a $5.50 habitat stamp. If you want to hunt deer and/or turkey during the hunting season, then you need to apply for that too, and pay a $15 fee.

Where do you get a license?

Licenses are available for purchase at Sporting goods stores ... I think you can buy them from even Walmart.

Or, you can go to the regional Department of Natural Resources office at 1556 State Route 54, Clinton, IL 61727. (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday), call 217-935-6860.

Best areas to fish?

There are many lakes around Chambana. In town, we have Crystal Lake on Race and University. There is also the Homer lake near Homer, IL, about 15-20 minutes drive on I-74 East. Lake of the Woods is at Mahomet. Clinton lake is also nearby.

Anything else?

For boating, hunting, snowmobiling, and trapping, you will need to go to safety classes. More info can be found at the State DNR office website.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

15. Sending Postal mail - finding a post office at Champaign - Urbana

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Even though most people would now use email to send a message, from time to time, you'd have to find a snail mail post office to send or to receive things. So, let's find out the post offices at Champaign - Urbana / University of Illinois (UIUC).

The zip codes for most parts of the city of Champaign are either 61820, or 61821, or 61822.

For Urbana, the zip codes are 61801 or 61802.

Main Post Offices


2001 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign, IL

Last pickup: 8 pm

Mail leaves town at 10 pm daily.

So, if you want to have something sent out today, the latest time you can do at the main post office of Champaign is at 8 pm. The office closes at 6.30pm, so if you need to buy stamps, hurry before that time.

Mon-Fri: 07:30-06:30PM
Sat 08:00-03:00PM
Closed Sunday.

Phone: (800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (217) 373-6004


The main post office used to be in downtown Urbana, but now it has moved to 3104 E. Tatman Court (off High cross road / route 130), right opposite to the Walmart Super Center.

Phone: (800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (217) 337-6435

Business Hours
Mon-Fri 08:00-06:30PM
Sat 09:00-03:00PM
Closed Sunday

Other Post office locations


202 S Broadway Ave
Urbana, IL 61801-3313

1409 W Green ST
Urbana, IL 61801-2900


600 N Neil ST
Champaign, IL 61820-3607

Green Street:
302 E Green ST
Champaign, IL 61820-8199

2401 N Prospect AVE
Champaign, IL 61822-123

415 N Dunlap AVE
Savoy, IL 61874-9998

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

14. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Champaign - Urbana

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The Department of Motor Vehicles in Champaign-Urbana is located at 2401 W Bradley Avenue, Champaign. If you need to get a drivers license, learner's permit, car registration etc. done, you can visit it during office hours.

It's pretty easy to find ... the DMV facility is right opposite to the Parkland College. Take Bradley towards the west. Once you cross Mattis, the DMV will be within a minutes drive, to your left.

  • CLOSED on Sunday and Monday
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Road tests are available until sunset or 30 minutes prior to closing.


Cash, Check, and in some cases, Discover/AmEx/MasterCard Debit and Credit cards allowed. For a credit card, they will charge a $2 fee.


If you are there for a road test, consider arriving early. The queue gets quite long pretty early, and if you don't want a long wait, arrive early and sign up for the test.


Telephone: (217) 278-3344


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

13. Thai Restaurants in Champaign Urbana

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If you are craving for spicy Thai food, look no further. Champaign-Urbana has several good Thai restaurants. (not to mention other Asian places that have a Thai menu).

Siam Terrace

The best place is perhaps Siam Terrace in Race and Main in downtown Urbana. The place is nice, and seems to be crowded even during weekdays. The entrees are reasonably priced. We've been to Thai restaurants at NYC, DC and California, but somehow we felt that Siam Terrace is as good as, if not better than all fancy Thai restaurants in big cities.

There is ample parking available next to the restaurant, and also at a city parking lot 2 buildings to the west on Main. And if you are going there in the evening, then you can probably park at Busey Bank's parking lot across the street.

They also have a very cheap lunch menu during weekdays, so if you have time, visit them during lunch hours to get the delicious entrees for almost half the price.

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[Read ChampaignTaste's review]

Nitaya Thai

This is in Downtown Champaign, at the corner of Church and Neil. I think that, in terms of food quality, it is almost at the same league as Siam Terrace. The prices are similar. The only problem might be parking ... they have limited street parking available in front of them, though you might park at the corner. The service wasn't as good as Siam Terrace the time I went there, but may be you'll get a different experience there.

[Champaign-Taste's review]

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Thara Thai

This family-run thai restaurant is on Bloomington Road, right off Prospect (beside Econolodge). I am not sure if they have changed owners recently ... but the original owner was very nice. The food is also great. They do have a lot of free parking.

[Champaign-Taste's review]

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Other Thai restaurants include
  • Basil Thai Cafe (one on 5th and Green, Champaign, the other in 701 S Gregory St Urbana)
  • Y Eatery, on 1001 Wright street (next to the main library of UofI)
  • Home of Gourmet Chinese and Thai Restaurant, 604 E Daniel St, Champaign


Sunday, July 6, 2008

12. Bikes, Bike repair shops, and Bike stores

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Do you love riding bikes? Or, should I say, are you thinking about riding bikes now that gas has hit more than $4/gallon?

Chambana is a small enough to do everything riding your bike. The cities are hardly 10 miles in diameter, so one can easily commute to work on bike, or have a nice afternoon ride.

Where to get a bike?

The cheapest option to get a new bike is to go visit one of the mega stores such as Meijer on North Prospect, Champaign, (and coming up in South Philo, Urbana), Walmart on North Prospect, Champaign OR High Cross Road, Urbana, OR in Savoy. I think the local Target might also have bikes.

However, if you are looking for quality, go for one of the speciality bike stores in town. There is Durst Cycles on Goodwin and University Avenue in Urbana ([MAP]), (they also have a smaller branch on South Mattis, Champaign). The prices are higher, but you get better quality. There is Champaign Cycles on South Country Fair Dr. Champaign. Wild Thang Cycle is on Vine St, Urbana, and on Locust St, Champaign.

And if you are a do-it-yourself person, read below for an even cheaper and better way to get a bike.

How do I fix it?

Once you've bought a bike, eventually you will get a flat or need some other type of repairs. Durst Cycles and other bike stores will do repair and maintenance. Then there is BikeWorks on Main and Goodwin in Urbana (right next to Siebel Center). Though it seems to be open only in the afternoons, and run by a single guy (the owner), you can get a better tuneup, and occasionally get some advice on maintenance. (see below for a photo of BikeWorks store). There are also some home-based bike repair shops ... I did see one near the west side of the corner of Main and Lincoln on Urbana, and they also seemed pretty busy these days.

And then, there is the Champaign-Urbana Bike Project. This is a cooperative of bike enthusiasts, and they also sell old, refurbished and repaired bikes. But even better, you can get free bike fixing lessons from them, or borrow tools to do the repairs yourself on their workshop. They have a build a bike project, where you can pick an old bike and get spare parts, and then build your own bike -- all by yourself, while learning bike repair , at their workshop. Isn't that great??

Some links:

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

11. U of I Alma Mater sculpture

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At the heart of University of Illinois stands the Alma Mater sculpture, giving a warm welcome to the students, and alumni. This statue is often used as a symbol of the University. Well, after the departure of the Chief Illiniwek symbol, I guess this will become more widely used to represent the school.

The statue is located at the corner of Wright and Green, right at the border of Champaign and Urbana. Almost every other day, a news van would be there, and some reporter talking about a UofI story will give a live report from there.

The statue shows three women, standing on a Granite pedestal. There are two inscriptions in the base of the statue, that read "To thy happy children of the future, those of the past send greetings" and "Her children arise up and call her Blessed" Proverbs 31-28.

The designer of the statue was Lorado Taft. The original idea of the statue was conceived in 1922. Those ideas and designs were materialized in 1929. At that time, the the American Art Bronze Foundry was commissioned to caste the bronze statue. The alumni fund and the classes of 1923-1929 paid for it.

The original location of the statue was behind Foelinger Auditorium. However, to move it to a more prominent location, the Alumni Association moved it to the current location on August 22, 1962.

The statue is featured in the new I-card of UofI.

[Info and image source: Wikipedia, used under CC/GFDL]