Champaign Historic Preservation Commission.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

November 02, 2017

3 Buildings To Be Demolished For Champaign Central Expansion Nominated For Landmark Status

Three buildings that the Champaign School Board wants to tear down for the expansion of Central High School have been nominated for local landmark status. The action approved Thursday by the Champaign Historic Preservation Commission occurred the same day that the school board filed formal protests with the city.


The Alma Mater statue on the University of Illinois campus

University of Illinois Public Affairs

January 28, 2017

U Of I: Not Clear How AG’s Filing Impacts University Workers

A court filing by Illinois’ Attorney General seeks to halt state worker paychecks by the end of February, and not let them resume until there’s agreement on a state budget. But it’s not yet clear if Thursday’s action would extend to University of Illinois employees. 

U of I spokesperson Tom Hardy says the system’s legal office is reviewing Lisa Madigan’s motion.


building construction

Flickr / sandia labs

September 09, 2016

Building: A Habitat Home And A LEGO Skyscraper

On the 21st: We spoke with three Illinois religious leaders who are part of an interfaith effort to build a Habitat for Humanity house. Plus, we met the artist behind the LEGO exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and learned about the effect toys can have on children's perceptions of their own abilities.


George Sherman at the Central Park Theatre.

John Owens/for Illinois Issues

August 25, 2016

Illinois Issues: Historic Dilemma

Efforts to preserve historic buildings in low-income and inner-city neighborhoods throughout the state face challenges — like the lack of access to financing and restoration projects taking a back seat to more pressing issues in the community. 


A current image from the Danville riverfront area.

City of Danville

June 16, 2016

Concepts For Danville’s Riverfront Plan On Display

The city of Danville has released a lengthy report that shows off a future vision for the downtown development along the Vermilion River.  The concept drawings in the 101-page report on recreational use include picnic areas, walkways, and larger projects like an amphitheater, but there are no imminent plans for work that will rely largely on grant funds.


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