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At Smile Politely, we’re interested in what the people of Champaign-Urbana think about this place we call home. So how do we find out what they think? Simple. We ask them.

Name: Kevin Barthelemy

Occupation/Education: Smattering of community college; clerk at U of I

Original Hometown: Champaign

Current Hometown: Ditto

Number of Years Living in the C-U Area: 40

Age: 48

List five things you really like about C-U:

1. Downtown bars
2. U of I
3. GREAT music
4. Excellent libraries
5. Many interesting and intelligent people to meet

List five things you really don’t like about C-U:

1. Corrupt police and (some) politicians
2. Horrible traffic
3. Exceptional rudeness, met daily
4. Smoking ban — bad attitude toward smokers
5. Racists — also met too often