Welcome to the newest version of Smile Politely, its fourth iteration in ten years. Take a look around, and check out what's new.
It was never going to happen, but what would occur if we got America's most coveted corporate prize?
Totally forgot to plan a date for Valentine's Day? Tom has you covered!
Andrew recaps a wild weather January.
After a building frenzy, Champaign-Urbana now has a bonafide skyline. What does that mean for our civic identity?
Julie speaks with Jobie Taylor about his work with TRUCE and the Education Justice Project.
In case you hadn't noticed, it's cold. Like really cold. Like it's literally warmer in Antarctica cold. How did we get to this point? Andrew sums up a wild and crazy December...weather-wise that is.
Time to close the door on 2017 and bring on 2018. Our guide to NYE offers up lots of local celebration options.
It was a wild year here at SP, and we recap the year with a rundown of the most visited articles we published in 2017.
Andrew recaps an unusual November weather-wise, and looks ahead to the possibility of snow in December.
A group of local high school and college students graded the City of Urbana on their climate action. The results were somewhat surprising.
We know you have to shop somewhere this year for the holidays, so be sure to do it locally, because it really counts.
Champaign-Urbana has one of the most diverse, intelligent, and interesting communities in the state. Our Culture section highlights those people, places, and events that make us proud to live here.