Review of Champaign, Illinois


Good and bad
Star Rating - 3/5/2006
Pros: Low cost of living, educated population, improved downtown nightlife, the Krannert Center of the Performing Arts is very nice, there are university related sporting events, some interesting neighborhoods in the downtown area with brick-paved streets and large hardwood trees.
Cons: Lack of interesting outdoor recreation, the southern U of I campus smells like cow feces, the Northwest part of town has a putrid, rot smell that comes from A.C. Humco (a local soybean processing plant), lack of gainful employment despite the presence of the University, the weather can be harsh if you are not used to winters in the midwest.
Kurt | Seattle, WA
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live here for long time you would want to kill your sef, but nice to drive pass evry blue moon!!!!!!
felicia | Champaign, IL
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