UC Smiles


Champaign IL – There is a new push for people to buy local in Champaign and Urbana. 40 merchants are signed up for the "UC Smiles" program.


Those who shop at those merchants can get change in the form of local money. The UC Smiles can then be used at other local businesses that are part of the program.


The goal is to keep more money in the community, and create more local jobs.

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