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Champaign City Council member to resign

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 24, 2016

Champaign City Council Member Marci Dodds announced that she plans to resign on March 23 after serving on the city council since 2005.“District 4 is the geographical and metaphorical heart of Champaign and it has been my honor and deepest privilege to represent the people who make up that heart,” Dodds sa...

Champaign City Council to consider settlement in Seets case

By Daily Illini Saff Report

February 1, 2016

The Champaign City Council is faced with a $70,000 payout for the Kisica Seets case at their Council meeting this Tuesday.Seets filed the lawsuit in federal court against the City of Champaign and four police officers. She alleges that a police officer used excessive force against her while she was being...

CUMTD to add new buses to fleet

CUMTD to add new buses to fleet

By Lilly Mashayek

October 13, 2015

Any student who has ever missed the 22 Illini before an 8 a.m. class will appreciate the addition of new buses to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District’s fleet.CUMTD was granted $7.8 million from the Federal Transit Authority, FTA, to purchase up to 42 new buses over the next five years, said ...

Deborah Feinen sworn in as Champaign Mayor

Deborah Feinen sworn in as Champaign Mayor

By Caeli Cleary

May 10, 2015

By Caeli clearystaff writerAfter winning the mayoral elections with 41 percent of the votes, Feinen was sworn in last week.Just over than a month after Deborah Feinen won the Champaign mayoral election with 41 percent of the vote, she was sworn into office as the official mayor of the city of Champai...

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...

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 ...