Voice Vote (October 2010)

Voice Vote (October 2010)

Where your city of Champaign property taxes go

Here's a closer look at Champaign's estimated $20,212,800 property tax levy for 2010 (payable in 2011) and what fate lies for homeowners' tax money. (WARNING: Tax charts ahead.)

How they voted: City councils during the week of Oct. 18

Here's how the Urbana and Champaign city councils voted this week.

Champaign's checkbook: $3.1 million during first half of October

The city of Champaign paid private vendors more than $3 million during the first half of October, with payments ranging from $5 to nearly $1 million. Read on for details and the full check register.

Incumbent mayor has head start on fundraising

Incumbent Mayor Jerry Schweighart has a $6,500 jump on his two challengers, but there's still plenty of time for campaigning before the April 5, 2011, election. Read on for details of where three potential mayoral candidates stand in campaign financing.

12 years' worth of projects planned for East University TIF

The city council on Oct. 12 supported a plan detailing 12 years' worth of projects city officials hope to see along East University Avenue and First Street. Read on for details and photos.

Dan Johnson: Web expert evaluates new city website

Most visitors to the city's new website will immediately notice the new colors and styles available as options. As someone who has worked under the hood of websites for several years, Dan Johnson looks at other aspects besides the obvious visual changes.

Champaign's checkbook: $1.37 million for second half of September

This week's checks range from $5 made out to Prairie Production Company to $286,869.28 to Paul R. and Linda Ballard for the purchase of property at 811 N. State St. Read on for details and the full check register.