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Urbana accepts revised agreement with geographic tool consortium

Urbana accepts revised agreement with geographic tool consortium

By Eli Murray

February 6, 2014

Police officers in Champaign County have a unique tool at their disposal. When they receive a call about a disturbance, they can enter the address into a database that connects officers to an array of information about the destination, such as names of property owners, or directions to the site. This “Geog...

Urbana greenlights a go-green recycling plant

By Eli Murray

January 16, 2014

The Urbana City Council approved two permits on December 16 allowing Southwind Ras, a company specializing in asphalt shingle recycling, to build an recycling plant. The plant, slated to be built along West Saline Court, will take the roofing shingles and recycle them for use on asphalt roads. The fac...

Urbana public works offers aid to Gifford, Council passes two ordinances

By Eli Murray

November 19, 2013

At the Urbana City Council meeting Tuesday, the council concluded with the approval of two ordinances. The first of the ordinances introduced changes to the way Urbana addresses and enforces handicap parking. Under the new ordinance, all mentions of “handicap” in the law were changed to say “per...

Urbana purchases farmland for road construction

Urbana purchases farmland for road construction

By Eli Murray

November 6, 2013

Urbana Department of Public Works signed an agreement on Oct. 23 to purchase 16.96 acres of land from the owners of Heimburger Farm near the 4800 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The land is to be used in the construction of the Olympian Drive project. Once completed, the project will connect Olympian ...