Voice Vote (July 2011)

Voice Vote (July 2011)

Urbana’s not the first appeal for ‘aggressive panhandling’

Despite the intense public discussion and microscopic examination of the proposed “aggressive panhandling” ordinance (which, hereafter, shall be referred to as the “aggressive solicitation” ordinance, as the Urbana City Council this week indica

City trees are worth millions of dollars

Ever consider how much a tree is worth?

If you need an new oak tree, you could buy one today from Prairie Gardens in Champaign for $79.99. But not every city tree is an oak -- and they certainly aren't as young as the trees Prairie Gardens is selling.

Champaign library board again delays discussion on $200 nonresident fee

I know a lot of readers have been waiting for an update on what's going on with the $200 user fee for residents of the Mahomet and Tolono (Savoy) library districts.

Reminder: Campus parking meter rates rising

With the new fiscal year beginning today, Urbana and University of Illinois parking meter rates have risen on campus from 75 cents to $1 per hour, and Champaign will be soon to follow. Off-campus meter rates are unchanged.