Central Illinois Gazette (July 2012)

The history of Champaign city managers; Steve Carter has led city for 27 of 54 years it has had a manager

Since today is the 50-year anniversary of the resignation of Champaign's first city manager, consider this:

The city has had just four city managers in 54 years.

Steve Carter has been city manager for slightly more than half of those 54 years. Carter began his tenure in Champaign on Feb. 18, 1985, some 27 years ago.

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Local history

In 1912, eight men were arrested late Saturday night in the Bonner room of the Imperial Club, 20-22 N. Walnut St., Champaign, by Chief of Police Keller and Officer Cochrane. Poker chips, cards and a sum of money were gathered up in a basket by officers and taken to the police station with the eight men.

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Local history

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Local history

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Local history

In 1912, local authorities are investigating whether they will have to buy a new septic tank for the Champaign sewer system. The old septic tank, about a half-mile northeast of Urbana on 15 acres of ground belonging to the city, is in deplorable condition. Either radical improvements will have to be made or an entirely new tank will have to be built.

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