Road Work

Road Work

Tom's #Mailbag, March 25, 2016

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Rough roads in Champaign: Part II

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Tom's #Mailbag, March 18, 2016

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Area Update: Champaign sets electronics-recycling event May 21

CHAMPAIGN — The city of Champaign is asking residents to hold onto their old televisions until a communitywide electronic recycling day on May 21.

Tom's #Mailbag, March 4, 2016

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Rough roads in Champaign: In need of a fix

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 backs hotel-motel tax hike

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 focus on state changes

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.

Tom's #Mailbag, Feb. 5, 2016

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Top of the morning, Jan. 25, 2016

It took a while, but it has begun. Development is coming to the Curtis Road/Interstate 57 interchange.