On the money, July 10, 2014

On the money, July 10, 2014

A local look at the cost of doing business:

$92

Starting pay per day for substitute teachers working in Champaign public schools. The district will interview candidates during the first of two July recruitment fairs, set for 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Mellon Administrative Center. Applicants must be able to pass — and pay for — a criminal background check, a big chunk of the up-to-$300 in fees that could be incurred.

$46,934

What the Champaign Park District has gotten the OK to spend on a new Toro Groundsmaster 4000-D mower. It's a step up from the $17,999 the Rantoul Recreation Department is seeking approval to spend on a Toro Groundsmaster 7200-D — and several steps snazzier than what fans will see during Friday night's Lawn Mower Demolition Derby at the Fisher Fair.

0

Parking or traffic tickets issued by Champaign and Urbana police to drivers of some of the fastest cars around — the estimated 4,600 Corvettes that were part of the Bloomington Gold show that roared from C-U to Monticello and back last month (left).

$33,500

The cost to replace two tornado sirens in Gifford. The on-the-rebound village is requesting that $25,125 of it come from a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant and has committed $8,375 in local funds to cover the rest.

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