Construction workers are building the foundation for new tracks at a train crossing at Ash and Third streets in Springfield. The city is hoping for money in an infrastructure bill to pay for the rest of the project.

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May 31, 2019 - News Local/State

Why There’s A Push To Change How Illinois Funds Road Projects

For decades, lawmakers would trade votes to get a new bridge in their district for a tough vote on a tax increase to fund infrastructure. But legislators are considering a proposal to get rid of that practice.

Champaign City Council Member Clarissa Nickerson Fourman, on Hedge Road.

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March 13, 2019 - News Local/State

Champaign’s Garden Hills Neighborhood Waits ... For Streetlights, Sidewalks & Flood Control

​Residents of Champaign’s Garden Hills neighborhood have to deal with a list of problems, including inordinate levels of poverty, gun violence and vacant houses. The neighborhood on the city’s northwest side has another problem: a lack of infrastructure, like storm sewers and streetlights. The Champaign City Council is taking a first step towards a remedy for Garden Hills. But it could be a long wait to the second step.

City-owned parking lot in downtown Urbana.

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February 26, 2019 - News Local/State

Urbana Arts-Themed Residential Project Cancelled

The city of Urbana and Brinshore Development have agreed to pull the plug on an arts-centered residential development that was planned to go up on a city-owned parking lot just across Illinois Street from Lincoln Square Mall.

The Boneyard Creek, seen from Hickory Street on the north side of Champaign.

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February 13, 2019 - News Local/State

Bids Invited For Work On New Boneyard Improvement Project

Flood control and beautification measures along the Boneyard Creek have had a dramatic impact on Champaign’s Mid-town and Campustown areas over the last several years. Now, the city is calling for construction bids on the first phase of work on the Boneyard in the north end.

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