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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...

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen looks to continue its values in new Champaign location

Ellen McDowell (center) stands with a group of volunteers as the director of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen of 35 years.
January 28, 2015

Six months before shifting locations and turning off the burners for good at the New Covenant Fellowship, the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen was on an over 30-year run. Since its inception in 1980, the kitchen...

Champaign City Council increases funding for youth programs

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...

Champaign public library requests that city help tackle budget shortfalls

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...

A new year brings new goals for the Champaign City Council

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,...

Champaign to allow residents to own hens

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...

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

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...

Champaign to offer incentives to Yahoo for expansion

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...

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