Welcome to Champaign-Urbana

Discover the Heart of Illinois

About Me

This is the place to learn about all the weird little places around Champaign-Urbana.

My name’s Sofia – I started this site because I love finding cool hidden spots.

None of that super popular mainstream stuff for me, no way!
I want to shine a light on all the nooks and crannies people miss.

Learn more about Champaign-Urbana

Krannert Center

Where I Learned I Might Like Opera…Maybe

Champaign-Urbana’s Nightlife

My nightlife ventures didn’t stop after uni!

Champaign vs. Urbana Library

Places Where I Pretend to Read

Memorial Stadium

Experience the Agony and Ecstasy of Illini Football

Newest Article

Why Champaign-Urbana Could Be the Silicon Prairie (But Isn’t Quite There Yet)

Oh, Silicon Prairie, the tech world’s charming underdog, is situated right in the heart of Champaign-Urbana.

The duo of towns, often overlooked by the glitz of Silicon Valley, has somehow, almost magically, ranked number two out of 42 in the startup and entrepreneurial activity in the vast expanse of the Midwest…

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