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.
Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb marked his 1-month anniversary as the head of the department on April 12, and he said the feedback he's been getting so far is positive.
He has been spending most of his time getting to know the department itself and working on internal issues, which is exactly what he promised on his way in.
A few readers have asked me why the cities of Champaign and Urbana want to be involved in negotiating residents' electric rates and, I'll be honest, I didn't really have an answer.
A letter to Gov. Pat Quinn from a University of Illinois law professor has been floating around lately, but I have yet to see it published in its entirety.
During the summer, when Standard & Poor's downgraded the federal credit rating, I wrote that Champaign's finances were "resilient."
In spring 2010, I wrote a story about the city of Champaign's massive, 292,000-brick stockpile and their repeated assertions that they wouldn't dare sell their pavers.