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Young, friendly, vibrant, interesting town!
a bit small and quiet, far from Chicago
In a nutshell
A beautiful college town, with a diverse population.
HasTowelWillTravel Says: With relatively flat terrain, well-marked streets, and little traffic, Champaign is a great place to bike around. It is an easy bike ride to most places in the area, and you're rarely 15 minutes from downtown or any extremity you would like. I highly recommend using biking...
HasTowelWillTravel Says: This store, located in Campustown near the UIUC campus, has pretty much everthing you could ever want stamped with a "Illinois" logo. From caps to couches, jerseys to sweatshirts. Very chill atmosphere, very often have sales on t-shirts and related apparel. Anything for the...
If you happen to be Champaign on the first Friday of March, you may wonder why there are students drunk in the streets at 7am. This is our own little holiday that we fondly refer to as "Unofficial" - short for Unofficial St Patricks Day. The bars open early. People miss class, and the ones that do attend are usually drunk. Have fun, be safe, and wear green! Remember: "Irish Today, Hungover Tomorrow!"
Written Mar 2, 2006
HasTowelWillTravel Says: Come to U of I to see the women's soccer team take on the Big Ten conference. In 2006, the Illini went 9- 2- 0 in conference and 16- 8- 0 overall, scoring over 40 goals for the 24 games! They're a delight to watch, and this season looks to be a strong one as well. If you're...