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

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