Voice Vote (June 2011)

Voice Vote (June 2011)

State Farm filming again in downtown Champaign

State Farm Insurance was filming again in downtown Champaign on Wednesday, but this week’s video will be seen only by State Farm employees.

Others say pro baseball is a 'quality of life' issue, not economic

There's been a lot of talk about bringing professional baseball to Champaign-Urbana lately.

How would you use your moment of silence?

There's a small philosophical difference in how Mayor Don Gerard and former mayor Jerry Schweighart run city council meetings, but it's an important difference for those concerned about religious inclusion and the separation of church and state.

City to begin removing, plugging Boneyard pipe Friday

The city of Champaign on Friday will begin excavating a pipe near the Boneyard Creek that health care advocates allege is lined with coal tar residue that washes into the creek every time it rains.

The city repudiates the allegations, but they agreed anyway to remove a section of the pipe to avoid a lawsuit from Champaign County Health Care Consumers.

How a 6-3 liquor tax vote turned into 0-9

Within the past few weeks, the Champaign City Council has proven that elections are very capable of shaking up the political movement of even a small, non-partisan, local body.

Champaign's checkbook: $3.1 million in May

The city of Champaign issued $3,135,017.42 worth of checks between April 29 and June 2.

Where to keep cool in East Central Illinois

OK, Midwesterners, time to stop complaining. It's been hotter.