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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

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  • Sandra Lee Rollins (1948 - 1992)
    Sandy was the 2nd Worthy Advisor in the International Rainbow Girls chapter in our home town of Gibson City, IL in 1964. ************************** Find-A-Grave Memorial # 64937671 Birth: Oct...
  • David Ogden Stiers (1942 - 2018)
    David Ogden Stiers (born October 31, 1942) was an American actor, director, vocal actor, and musician, noted for his roles in Disney movies, as well as his performances in the television series M*A*S...
  • Red Grange (1903 - 1991)
    Harold Edward "Red" Grange (June 13, 1903 – January 28, 1991), nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost", was an American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears, and for the short-...
  • Jennifer Eve (Jennie) Garth
    Jennifer Eve "Jennie" Garth (born April 3, 1972)[1] is an American actress. She is known for starring as Kelly Taylor throughout the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise (1990–2000) and Valerie Tyler on the ...
  • Dick Butkus
    Richard Marvin Butkus (born December 9, 1942) is a former American football player, sports commentator, and actor. He played professional football as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the Nationa...

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in the cities of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

Both cities are located in Champaign County with Urbana being the county seat.

The area has a population of 231,891 as determined by the 2010 U.S. Census. It is home to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system.

Journalists frequently treat the metropolitan area as just one city. For example, in 1998, Newsweek included the Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area in its list of the top ten tech cities (outside the Silicon Valley). Champaign-Urbana also ranked tenth as one of the top twenty-five green cities in the United States, in a survey made by Country Home magazine.

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