Demolition under way at the Burnham Mansion in Champaign.

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September 11, 2018

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.


Members of the Clark Park Steering Committee.

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August 21, 2018

Conservation District Sought For Champaign’s Clark Park Neighborhood

Members of a residents’ group in Champaign’s Clark Park neighborhood say they are not against new home construction. But the group wants the city to create a conservation district in their neighborhood to keep bigger houses from being built there. The Clark Park Steering Committee submitted a conservation district application to the city in early August.


Lincoln Square Mall Entrance in downtown Urbana

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June 21, 2018

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.


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