The Daily Illini

Police blotter for Jan. 29, 2015

January 29, 2015

Champaign — Theft was reported in the 500 block of South First Street around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender stole a package.  — Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported in the 400 block of East Springfield Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the repo...

Urbana City Council leaves property tax open to increase

By Eli Murray

November 20, 2013

An ordinance passed by the Urbana City Council on Tuesday leaves open the possibility to increase property taxes by nearly .05 percentage points. The possible tax hike would compensate for the budget deficit created by the tax exemption of two major hospitals. The ordinance set the levy amount at $7...

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...