Champaign's chronic flooding issues have gotten a lot of attention in the past few years: severe storms in the latter half of the past decade plagued some residents' properties until they asked city officials to do something about it.
I've been writing a bit lately about the Boneyard Creek, and I've wondered how that name came to be since I first moved to Champaign in 2006. It seems a little morbid for the channel that drains storm water for a large portion of Champaign-Urbana.
With just a few weeks left before he takes office, mayor-elect Don Gerard is preparing to take over as the city's top elected official. From a press release:
The city paid vendors $3,731,666.29 between Feb. 25 and March 31. You can view the check registers below.
Only about 30 minutes until the polls close, and I imagine the candidates are starting to get tense. I plan to be in touch with Champaign candidates throughout the night, so keep your eyes here as I do my best to keep you in tune with what the war rooms are like on election night.