It’s an amazing turnabout for a county administration that six years ago was stymied after voters turned down a proposed county facilities sales tax.
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Terrence Stuber said that improving customer service and making the election process more visible and open would be the hallmarks of his admin…
The first trickling filter in the United States went into operation in Madison, Wis., in 1901. Champaign-Urbana’s system, approved by voters in a $500,000 bond issue 100 years ago, followed in November 1924.
A small story appeared in the Aug. 3, 1922, edition of The News-Gazette, noting that the architectural plans for the University of Illinois Memorial Stadium had been completed and were being sent to contractors across the country.
According to the latest federal campaign-disclosure reports, Nikki Budzinski has a big edge in cash on hand as of June 30: $1 million to Regan Deering’s $37,598. And she has outraised Deering, $2 million to $287,000.
We have a winner in the "contest" to offer a new name for the Campus Instructional Facility at the University of Illinois. Plus more on TV markets, a new business in Mahomet, speed limits in C-U, a shuttered trailer park and farmland around Willard Airport.
The real money came from the PACs and especially the super PACs whose loads of cash dwarfed the individual contributions.
Noon whistles, Raising Cane's, marching bands in the July 4 parade, country club memberships for top UI officials, county fair food, slow business in the basement of the Illini Union, Champaign schools of choice and alleged impassable streets in Urbana.
We dive into the history of Roselawn Cemetery, the Tuscola outlet mall, Old Church Road, 115-year-old Illini Hall, Windsor Road resurfacing, Sweet Basil Cafe, a permanent marching band tower at Champaign Central High School, COVID screening at Carle, plastics recycling and a new name for a new campus building.