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Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation managing attorney Valerie McWilliams, left; William Jones, president of the North First Street Association; and market manager Wendy Langacker gather at the north end of a parking lot near the Champaign…

URBANA – After Maria Thompson started researching the Champaign-Urbana area, she knew her foundation could help one of the community's underrepresented groups.

Thompson, founder of the Single Parent Scholarship Foundation, discovered there were…

Article on the "New" Rose and Taylor's Barbershop.

CHAMPAIGN – The Rev. Charles Nash was standing at a table full of boys in the Central High School cafeteria Monday, struggling to be heard over the din.

Nash talked about college, what the students need to focus on in high school, and what…

Housing in Champaign-Urbana was at one time segregated; African-Americans lived primarily in northeast Champaign and the adjacent area of Urbana. African-Americans were not permitted to attend schools of choice but were limited to Lawhead and Willard…

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