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CHAMPAIGN — Visitors to downtown Champaign in December will receive up to two free hours of parking in the Hill Street parking deck.

Hourly visitors parking longer than two hours will receive a two-hour discount off their parking fee.

There is no need to provide a proof of purchase from a merchant to get the discount.

Parking in the garage and at metered spaces is always free on weekends and city holidays.


Mary Schenk is a reporter covering police, courts and breaking news at The News-Gazette. Her email is, and you can follow her on Twitter (@schenk).