On the money, July 10, 2014

On the money, July 10, 2014

A local look at the cost of doing business:


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.


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.


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).


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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