The Daily Illini

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...

Discrimination leads to need for traffic stop study

November 13, 2013

Urbana City Council passed a motion at its Tuesday meeting to develop a “citizen traffic stop study commission” to study disparities in traffic stops and how they relate to the race of the driver. The motion came after city council reviewed the Illinois Department of Transportation’s traffic stop d...