Dr. C. Pius Weibel came to Champaign-Urbana in 1978 for graduate studies in geology at the University of Illinois. After completing his studies, he was employed for nearly 30 years at the Illinois State Geological Survey, a division of the UI Prairie Research Institute. As a research geologist, his pursuits for acquiring geological information and coffee outlets lead him to all corners of the state, and resulted in numerous publications on Illinois geology, but none on coffee. Pius has served on the Champaign County Board from 2004-2012 and from 2014 to the present, and served as Chair of the Board, first from 2006-2012, and again, starting in 2016 to the present. He greatly enjoyed the 2012-2014 time period.