Champaign considering homebuilding rules change

August 7, 2018 by  

When is a house too large for its lot? That is the question Champaign will be discussing, after residents banded together to urge changes to the rules allowing people to build gigantic homes on small lots.

Resident Mike Reed and [Read more]

Champaign County sheriff changes policy for tornado sirens

July 7, 2018 by  

Dan Walsh, the sheriff of Champaign County, has modified the criteria the county uses in deciding whether or not to activate the tornado warning sirens in Champaign, Savoy, and Urbana.

The decision came after west [Read more]

Champaign wins financial award

June 10, 2018 by  

Once again, the City of Champaign has claimed a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, a honor given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

The city, according to [Read more]

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]

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