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Champaign's checkbook: $3.1 million during first half of October

The city of Champaign paid private vendors more than $3 million during the first half of October, with payments ranging from $5 to nearly $1 million. Read on for details and the full check register.

Incumbent mayor has head start on fundraising

Incumbent Mayor Jerry Schweighart has a $6,500 jump on his two challengers, but there's still plenty of time for campaigning before the April 5, 2011, election. Read on for details of where three potential mayoral candidates stand in campaign financing.

12 years' worth of projects planned for East University TIF

The city council on Oct. 12 supported a plan detailing 12 years' worth of projects city officials hope to see along East University Avenue and First Street. Read on for details and photos.

Dan Johnson: Web expert evaluates new city website

Most visitors to the city's new website will immediately notice the new colors and styles available as options. As someone who has worked under the hood of websites for several years, Dan Johnson looks at other aspects besides the obvious visual changes.

Champaign's checkbook: $1.37 million for second half of September

This week's checks range from $5 made out to Prairie Production Company to $286,869.28 to Paul R. and Linda Ballard for the purchase of property at 811 N. State St. Read on for details and the full check register.

How state money for road repairs breaks down

It’s not clear yet whether the road money that Champaign will receive from Gov. Pat Quinn’s “Illinois Jobs Now!” program will actually create any jobs in Champaign or fix any more potholes, according to a local official. Read on for details.

Two volunteer opportunities this weekend

Two community groups are still seeking volunteers for building projects on Saturday. If you're interested in helping, read on for details on how to do exactly that.

Champaign's checkbook: $3.1 million for first half of September

This week's checks range from 29 cents written to "AT&T Long Distance" for a "covert line" to $708,323.42 for Feutz Contractors' work on the Boneyard storm sewer improvements. Read on for details and the full check register.

How to voice your opinion on Champaign library fee

Reader response has been heavy to stories about the Champaign Public Library's plan to charge some out-of-district users $200 annually. Two meetings coming up soon can provide those affected with a voice in the process.

City recycling carts are not your average trash toter

There's more to these recycling carts than you might think. Read on for four reasons why the toters are more than just your typical garbage can.