Twin Cities in Central Illinois. Home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Has a thriving independant music scene, and local art scene.
Famous people: REO Speedwagon (rock band), Ludacris (rapper), Roger Ebert (film critic), Alison Krauss (singer/musician), Bonnie Blair (Olympian), Iris Chang (author), Erika Harold (2003 Miss America), Jennie Garth (actress)
Champaign is also known as Bubble City.
Champaign-Urbana is NOT in southern Illinois!!
Home to the University of Illinois, or the U of I. They are two distinct towns that also sit right next to each other. Home to a thriving down town area and many art related things. The towns are world famous due to the many well known people to have been from here, as well as attended school here. Thanks to the U of I people from all around the world come to work and attended school here resulting in a diverse environment.
Also refered to as Chambana by idiots who do not live here and cannot apparently take the time to say the actual name. Is not called Bubble city as far as most of it's citizens are concerned.
"Champaign-Urbana is amazing! It's home to all sort of entertaining things!"