Items tagged: Champaign County

Harwood-Solon House Tour

The Harwood-Solon House at 503 S. State Street is one of the most historic structures in Champaign County. Built in the 1860s and first occupied by Abel Harwood, the house was more notably owned by the Solon family for nearly 90 years.The Italianate-style home has been owned by the Preservation and Conservation Asscoation (PACA) of…
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Visit Champaign County Toast to Tourism

On Wednesday, May 6, Visit Champaign County hosted their annual Toast to Tourism event at Parkland College Theater. The event recognizes the impact of tourism in Champaign County. Travel and tourism in Champaign County is reported to create over 2,500 jobs, generate over $63M in payroll and result in $306M in direct spending. This represents an…
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2015 MLK Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations

There are many individuals and organizations in our community who work tirelessly for the good of others.  They share their time, energy, experience, and good will to make Champaign County a better place to live and work.  Unfortunately, the efforts of these dedicated and compassionate individuals and organizations too often go unrecognized.  That is why…
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Homelessness Point-in-Time Survey

The Champaign County Continuum of Care, a consortium of agencies and governmental units committed to ending homelessness in Champaign County, conducted a survey of the area’s homeless population on January 28, 2014. This included people both sheltered (i.e. residing in temporary housing for the homeless) and unsheltered (living in places unfit for human habitation, such…
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