The Daily Illini

Construction recycling center to add Urbana location

October 14, 2014

The Champaign-Urbana area will soon have the first construction and demolition recycling facility site of its kind in the Champaign area. Henson Disposal, a construction and demolition recycling company based in Bloomington, Illinois, received approval for a special-use permit from Urbana on Oct. 6 ...

Commission votes to cut down tallest tree in Urbana

The Urbana Tree Commission unanimously voted to cut down Urbana’s oldest tree while saving as much of the trunk as possible. Citizens gathered at the meeting to suggest possible uses for the trunk, including using the trunk as a cross section to highlight moments in Urbana history.

By Claire Hettinger

January 22, 2014

Bare branches sway in the breeze similarly to brimming ones, yet rarely receive as much attention from those passing by. However, on Jan. 6, when a white dot appeared on the 312 Coler St. hackberry tree in Urbana, citizens wasted no time spreading the news about the tree’s newest physical addition. T...