Voice Vote (August 2012)

Voice Vote (August 2012)

Building on a Campustown parking lot will actually make it easier to park

I've been getting a few questions or comments from readers who are worried about where they will park on campus if the city accepts one of the proposals from private developers to build some pretty massive buildings on Lot J (between Green and Healey str

Urbana voters will see 'awkwardly-worded' ballot question, too

A couple weeks ago came the news that an "awkwardly-worded" question may or may not appear on ballots in the City of Champaign Township this fall.

City manager in Monticello for Clinton Landfill hearing

Champaign City Manager Steve Carter is in Monticello today, where an Illinois House committee is holding a hearing on a bill that would allow cities to block a proposal to site a chemical waste landfill in Clinton, above the Mahomet Aquifer.

Tom Kacich is there, too. He'll be covering the hearing for us today, so keep an eye out for his story.

Champaign food truck program growing slowly

I stopped for lunch today at the Cracked food truck when it was parked near Neil and Church streets in downtown Champaign. My first time eating from a real, full-fledged food truck.

Value of Champaign brick pile lower than expected

Champaign city administrators on Tuesday night will ask city council members for authorization to sell up to 150,000 bricks at 50 cents each. That's a good chunk of cash, but not nearly as high as city officials had hoped.