Saturday, August 23, 2008

28. Newspapers in Champaign - Urbana

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If you are looking for a local newspaper in Champaign Urbana, you have two options :

  • The Daily Illini
  • The News-Gazette
The Daily Illini: The Daily Illini is the student newspaper of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The newspaper was founded in 1871. Twenty-thousand copies are produced each weekday during the university's fall and spring semesters and distributed free at more than 250 locations throughout Chambana.

Where can you get it? Most campus buildings have a newsstand where you can pick one up. Also, there are boxes around the campus, for example, near the bus stop at the Illini Union, where you can get a copy. Besides campus news, it has national and International coverage, as well as a good classified ads section.

The News-Gazette: This is the regular newspaper of Champaign-Urbana-Danville area. This is a pretty old one ... tracing its origins to the 1850 "Urbana Union". After a series of mergers, the current incarnation of the paper started under its current name in 1919.

If you are looking for a regular print news paper, this might be the best option for you. Weekday issues cost 50 cents, while the sunday edition is $1.50. But, you get a lot of store coupons with the sunday edition. Besides the regular subscription, you can get a weekend subscription only too.