Demolition under way at the Burnham Mansion in Champaign.

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September 11, 2018 - News Local/State

Demolition Of Champaign Burnham Mansion Completed

A demolition crew tore down the 134-year-old Burnham Mansion in Champaign on Tuesday, reducing it to a pile of rubble by evening. The home on Church Street that later become an apartment building is coming down to make room for the expansion of Champaign Central High School.


Lincoln Square Mall Entrance in downtown Urbana

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June 21, 2018 - News Local/State

The Quest to Reinvent Urbana’s Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square Mall and the old hotel adjacent to it were built to attract people and dollars to downtown Urbana. Both buildings have seen better days. But city officials hope to revitalize the Lincoln Square area — and they’re asking the public for ideas.


Champaign Historic Preservation Commission.

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November 02, 2017 - News Local/State

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

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January 28, 2017 - News Local/State

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.


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