URBANA — Jerome Savage has watched Windsor Road grow up, which is why he finds its current state so aggravating.
The retired University of Illinois professor used to run down Windsor when it was just a gravel road about three feet wide. He remembers hearing that the road would be paved and having to find a new place to run.
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph American Legion is proposing a veterans memorial, to be placed at the sports complex on the east side of the village.
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.