Tag Archives: Champaign

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U of I Schedule

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The U of I is a great place for a walk–plus there are many events that are free and open to the public.

The University of Illinois is back in session this Fall and there are many events that the Champaign Urbana public can be a part of. The U of I is more than Fighting Illini basketball and football and all their woes and controversies. And it is more than the administration changes and faculty brouhaha that has gone on in the past months.

This general events calendar for the University of Illinois will keep you up to date on sports, music, academic, and museum events.

Many events are open to the public and free–like Krannert Uncorked which starts Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 5:00pm at KCPA.

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U of I Flash Index

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News Gazette economy indicator

The U of I Flash Index graphed this morning on the News Gazette. The econmoic figure has risen generalloy over the last two years.

The U of I Flash Index was published yesterday and it was up a bit from April. This stat is calculated  monthly by the UI Institute of Government and Public affairs and gives a measure of present and future economic health of the Champaign Urbana area. It is a weighted average of growth rates in personal income, corportate earnings, and consumer spending.

The figure rose a bit from April (106) to 106.2 in May. The figure has generally been on the climb since May of 2012 when it pegged 102. Any figure above 100 is considered to be a positive economic indicator. It is also a sign the the Champaign Urbana real estate market is healthy.

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Top Champaign Urbana Parks

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Flowers at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet make all summera a treat there.

The Parks of the Champaign Urbana area lure with flowers of all kinds.


Champaign Urbana has some of the nicest green spaces and parks–all over both cities and around Champaign County. Sometimes people complain that this area is just flat and covered with cornfields. And of course Champaign County is the richest and highest producing corn land in the world. But there are also some awesome and inviting parks and here are some top ones:

  • Meadowbrook Park in Urbana– A long circular walking/jogging trail, native prairie, kids play structure, outdoor sculture, wildlife—this is a perfect place for a family outing.
  • Hessel Park in Champaign– This is the grand old park of the Chambana area, perhaps along with Carle Park in Urbana. Wide open spaces, tennis courts, a wonderful play area for kids and ancient trees make Hessel a destination for relaxing
  • Lake of the Woods in Mahomet– Golf, fishing, history, flowers, and a great walking /jogging trail through the prairie and woods lure you to this quiet green place–even in the heat of summer.


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Champaign Urbana #GoDoCU #1

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There is so much to do in Champaign Urbana and we at Beringer Realty know and love this place. So besides helping you buy a home in Champaign Urbana, we want to keep you up to date with fun things to do here.

As an example, Debbie (our managing broker) just had an idea for tonight–yes it is drizzling and cold today with snow tonight. But with a little smile she just chirped- “Lets go to The Art Theater tonight and then to Distihl !”

So we are starting a new series aimed not just at the real estate scene- but at cool things to do in the area.

We will include Champaign of course and Urbana, Savoy, Mahomet, St Joe–and then the other small towns around as well as Chicago, Indy, and St Louis.

There will be foodie things, art, festivals, little known cool places to bike, run or walk and other great ways to spend your evenings and weekends.

Yes we will keep you up to date on the CU real estate scene–but at the same time we will be your source for stuff to “GoDo”. And watch for #GoDoCU on twitter!

Ebertfest 2014

Ebertfest is coming to CU April 25…one of ther cool this to #GoDoCU !

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