Bus contract extended in Champaign

May 1, 2018 by  

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) board recently voted unanimously to extend an agreement that will continue bus service to the University of Illinois for another three years.

The agreement has been in [Read more]

University of Illinois searching for chief diversity officer

April 6, 2018 by  

The University of Illinois in Champaign is now conducting a nationwide hunt to fill a new position, that of its chief diversity officer.

According to an [Read more]

Planned boutique hotel changing developers

March 5, 2018 by  

Last year, the Champaign City Council approved plans to develop a boutique hotel in the city’s downtown. The original developer is no longer on the [Read more]

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]

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