Upscale student housing proposed for Champaign

February 6, 2018 by  

Opus Development Company of Minneapolis has proposed a luxury high rise, aimed at the student market, for the Campustown section of Champaign, according to an article in the News-Gazette.

The building would be [Read more]

Champaign schools’ construction timeline updated

January 1, 2018 by  

Beginning this month, six Champaign schools will be renovated, at a cost of about $183.4m. Plans have been in the works for several years.

Much of the [Read more]

Free parking comes to Champaign

December 2, 2017 by  

Champaign officials and merchants would like to encourage shoppers to stay close to home, and in particular, shop in the city’s downtown. To make this easier, and to say thanks for [Read more]

Champaign may increase flower island fees

November 2, 2017 by  

Participants in Champaign’s popular flower-island program may be facing increased fees. The program was the idea of realtors Tom Harrington Jr. and George Shapland, who started it in 1988 to beautify the city.

Every year, those [Read more]

Champaign okays citizen review board

October 20, 2017 by  

Deb Feinen, the mayor of Champaign, recently selected five citizens to form a review board to study investigations conducted by the Champaign Police Department into allegations made against the department.

This odd situation, in [Read more]

Bakery opening second location

September 8, 2017 by  

Pekara Bakery and Bistro, a popular spot in Champaign, recently announced it is undertaking a major upgrade: it plans to open up a second location, according to an article on the Illinois Home Page website

Pekara, which opened in [Read more]

Business center to be added to library

August 7, 2017 by  

Donna Pittman, the director of the Champaign Public Library, attended a focus group for female business owners and minorities recently, and came back to Champaign with some ideas to implement.

She heard that [Read more]

Champaign Park District hopes to buy park

July 4, 2017 by  

The Champaign Park District would like to take ownership of the Human Kinetics Park, located on Market Street, and recently took the first step to make that happen by applying for a federal grant.

At a recent meeting, board members voted [Read more]

Residents mostly satisfied with Champaign parks

June 4, 2017 by  

The Champaign Park District mailed approximately 3,500 surveys to random addresses in the community early in April 2017. Now, the first results have been compiled, and it seems people are happy with the [Read more]

University of Illinois to reopen oldest academic building

May 5, 2017 by  

Having undergone a renovation, which cost approximately $78m, a university building is now set to reopen.

The Natural History Building on [Read more]

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