The Daily Illini

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...

Jon’s Pipe Shop moves from corporatization, construction of Green St.

Jon’s Pipe Shop moves from corporatization, construction of Green St.

By Angelica Lavito

December 11, 2013

Smoke, laughter, jazz and discussion fill the air at Jon’s Pipe Shop each night.  On a Tuesday night, five customers and two employees are gathered in the shop sharing stories and ideas. Cigars are lit and relit after going out from engaging in conversation.  “I come almost every day,” customer ...

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...