The Daily Illini

What you missed over winter break

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 19, 2016

Representative Davis voices opposition to Obama’s gun control actionBy MaryCate MostAssistant news editorFollowing President Barack Obama’s emotional address about new gun control measures, Illinois 13th district representative Rodney Davis reiterated his opposition to gun control.“I took an oa...

Champaign City Council increases funding for youth programs

By Angelica Lavito

March 19, 2014

The Champaign City Council reviewed its Annual Action Plan for 2014-2015 at Tuesday’s meeting. The council chose to pursue the recommended plan, which includes increasing funding to the city’s CommUnity Matters Program. “These are the types of things when we talk about facilitating and helping thin...

Champaign public library requests that city help tackle budget shortfalls

By Angelica Lavito

February 26, 2014

The Champaign City Council reviewed the Champaign Public Library’s plan to tackle budget shortfalls at Tuesday’s meeting. Because of increasing expenses and decreasing revenues, the library appealed to the council for funding. The city council directed staff to move forward with an agreement that...

A new year brings new goals for the Champaign City Council

By Angelica Lavito

January 16, 2014

The Champaign City Council voted 9-0 on Jan. 7 to adopt its goals for 2013-2015. The goals include fostering quality of life for all citizens, providing first-rate services, acting fiscally responsible, promoting economic opportunity, serving as a model for environmental sustainability and committing t...

Champaign to allow residents to own hens

By Angelica Lavito

December 4, 2013

Residents of Champaign will now be able to raise hens, as the Champaign City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday to amend a previous ordinance that didn’t allow residents to own the animal. The ordinance states that citizens must obtain a license to possess hens. Licenses will only be granted to those who li...

Champaign City Council hires two new minority, women focused financial advisors

By Angelica Lavito

November 20, 2013

The Champaign City Council voted 8-0 to hire the financial advisers recommended in a study session at Tuesday night’s meeting. Robert W. Baird & Co. and Comer Capital Group were recommended as co-financial advisers, and Kane, McKenna Capital was recommended for planning services. The recommend...

Champaign to offer incentives to Yahoo for expansion

By Angelica Lavito

November 13, 2013

The Champaign City Council directed city staff to negotiate development incentives with Yahoo at Tuesday’s meeting. Yahoo has an office in Research Park and was exploring expanding at either that office or another location, depending on the incentives Champaign offered. The council will likely vote on the ...