Voice Vote (June 2011)
There's been a lot of talk about bringing professional baseball to Champaign-Urbana lately.
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.
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.