Voice Vote (August 2010)

Voice Vote (August 2010)

Champaign library will charge Mahomet, Tolono patrons

Tolono and Mahomet residents will have to pay to use the Champaign Public Library, a service that right now is offered for free. Details here, and more to come later.

Meet potential mayoral challenger Charles Mingee

I reported Saturday that Mayor Jerry Schweighart could have a challenger in the April 2011 election: northwest Champaign resident Charles Mingee. Read on for more details on the challenger and why he wants to be mayor.

White Street over the Boneyard Creek open

With White Street just west of Second Street over the Boneyard Creek reopening this week, motorists will have a panoramic view of the continuing work to improve drainage along the waterway.

City officials update council on steps following Carrington shooting

City council members Tuesday night reiterated that officials are continuing to move forward with the six initiatives developed in the months following the October 2009 fatal police shooting of 15-year-old Kiwane Carrington.

Fires, April elections and compost piles

A few things worth blogging today, so try to stay with me as you read through this random set of facts. I'll try to help you along with subheads.

Campus parking permit sales down over past few years

Total permit sales in Campustown have decreased during the past several years for several reasons. The numbers show 25 percent fewer cars were parked in Campustown last year compared to four years ago.

UPDATED: Springfield Avenue opens; stretch of Curtis Road remains closed

Read on for details on notable road closures and reopenings in Champaign.

Champaign police policies posted on city's website

The Champaign Police Department has posted its policy and procedure manual on the city's website: http://ci.champaign.il.us/cpdpolicy. Read on for details.

Municipal election season begins next week

Though it will be lost in the heat of this November’s state and federal elections, Champaign City Council members — and anyone who wishes to become a Champaign City Council member — have an important date approaching. Read on for details on the April elections.

Vacant building burns while ordinance remains stalled

Could a proposed vacant buildings ordinance have prevented a fire Monday night? A city official says it's hard to say. Read on for details on the fire and the status of an ordinance to deal with unoccupied structures.