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City budget discussions expected this month

January looks to be a big month for budget discussions in the city of Champaign with a few key topics scheduled for city council meetings during the next several weeks. Read on for more details on what to expect.

It's wet, but no flooding problems yet

You can never really be sure what to expect around here, but Champaign public works crews are not anticipating any flooding problems late this week, says operations manager Tom Schuh.

City anticipating write-in candidates for April ballot

Considering a run for city council in Champaign's District 5? Here's some helpful information.

City council Dist. 5 election could get a little complicated

The spring election in Champaign for a District 5 representative could get a little muddled now that Gordy Hulten, the sitting council member whose name was to be the lone option on the April 5 ballot, likely will resign from the council within the next few weeks to accept his pending appointment to county clerk.

City plows still trying to clear snowy streets

Below are excerpts from a city press release this morning regarding the street clearing operations.

Champaign's checkbook: $2.1 million during second half of November

The city council approved $2,094,544.34 in vendor payments on Tuesday night.

More than 75 percent of my trash is recyclable


In November, I told you I was going to measure my trash for a week to see how much I'll actually be recycling now that Champaign's multifamily recycling home pickup program has begun.

The results are in.

Some streets still slick; Tell us where

According to my Android temperature widget, it's 16 degrees as I write this at 1:30 p.m. Yep, my mobile phone just confirmed that it is, in fact, cold.

Letter from marquee company to Champaign Park District

The neon marquee that hung off the facade of the Virginia Theatre over the Park Avenue sidewalk for morethan 60 years may have been unsafe for those walking below. Find out why the sign maker building the new marquee thinks so.

Managing my trash: How much do I recycle?

I'm weighing my trash next week. Find out why, and maybe let me know if you'd be willing to do me a small favor.