CHAMPAIGN — The city of Champaign is asking residents to hold onto their old televisions until a communitywide electronic recycling day on May 21.
Across Champaign, well-traveled stretches of road are high on the city's must-fix list but long overdue because of a lack of funding. The city is hoping that an increase in the hotel-motel tax, from 5 to 7 percent, will help expedite a 14-year backlog of work on asphalt arterial streets.
First up: Bloomington Road from Prospect Avenue to Bradley Avenue (above)
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign moved a step closer to raising its hotel-motel tax to fund roadwork and tourism marketing on Tuesday night, after the council unanimously expressed support for the hike at its study session.
Local governments across Champaign County are working together to lobby for legislative changes at the state level.
Last week, administrators from Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, Rantoul, Mahomet and Champaign County met with state Sens. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, and Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, and State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana.
It took a while, but it has begun. Development is coming to the Curtis Road/Interstate 57 interchange.
MONTICELLO — After a seven-month absence, Tim Hayes is back on the city council. The 12-year councilman, who lost his Ward 1 seat by a single vote last April, was named to an empty alderman seat by new mayor Larry Stoner. The council ratified it by a 5-2 vote.
The unexpired term will be up for election again in the spring of 2017.
DANVILLE — A roundabout, median and project costs have some Danville aldermen hesitating to throw their support behind a project to build a shared-use path adjacent to Danville High School.