The Daily Illini

Student senate, community leaders promote same day voting

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 13, 2016

Maddie Wilson, freshman in engineering,JT didn’t think she was going to vote in the Illinois primary election. She wasn’t registered and didn’t know if she had the time.“I almost didn’t vote,” she said. “You have to go out of your way to vote, but these are decisions that will directly affect us and it’s important...

Champaign City Council increases funding for youth programs

By Angelica Lavito

March 19, 2014

The Champaign City Council reviewed its Annual Action Plan for 2014-2015 at Tuesday’s meeting. The council chose to pursue the recommended plan, which includes increasing funding to the city’s CommUnity Matters Program. “These are the types of things when we talk about facilitating and helping thin...

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...