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Ribbon Cutting for Eastland Suites Expansion

April 25, 2012 - 4:30pm

Join the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting for the new expansion of Eastland Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

The event starts at 4:30 PM at 1907 N Cunningham Ave in Urbana.

Eastland Suites offers accomodations and meeting space for business and leisure travelers.

For more information on this event, call the Chamber of Commerce at (217) 359-1791

Ribbon Cutting for the Vineyard Church Hope Center

March 28, 2012 - 10:00am

Join the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting for the newly rennovated Vineyard Church Hope Center.

The event is from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at 1500 N Lincoln Ave in Urbana.

The Hope Center provides assistance to Champaign-Urbana community members including food and hygiene product distribution as well as guidance in seeking employment.

For more information on this event, call the Chamber of Commerce at (217) 359-1791

Vote In-Person at County Clerk's Office on Spring Primary, Electric Aggregation Referendum

March 19, 2012 (All day)

In-person voting is available at the County Clerk's office:

Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, 8:30 to NOON
Monday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Clerk's Office is located in the Brookens Administrative Center at 1776 E. Washington
in Urbana.

Phone: (217) 384-3720

Industrial Zoning District Informational Open House

March 14, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The City of Urbana will hold an open house at the Urbana Civic Center at 6:00 pm March 14th concerning proposed changes to the City’s industrial zoning standards. A draft of proposed changes to the Urbana Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map will be explained to affected property owners and others, and City staff will be on hand to take comments.

Based on feedback from this meeting, City staff anticipates that the Urbana Plan Commission could be asked to hold a public hearing as early as April 2012.

LWV Forum on Municipal Electric Aggregation

March 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Urbana City Council Chambers - 400 S Vine St, Urbana

The public is encouraged to attend this forum on the Municipal Electric Aggregation referendum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Champaign County.

On March 20th, a referendum question will appear on the ballots for both Champaign and Urbana that asks whether each city should be able to purchase residential electricity at wholesale prices on behalf of its citizens.

The LWVCC is sponsoring this educational forum to present information and answer questions about the Municipal Electric Aggregation referendum. The event will be recorded and repeated on UPTV.

The LWVCC will also host a forum for Champaign on Monday, March 12th at 7:00 pm in the Champaign City Council Chambers, 102 N. Neil St.

For further details about these events, please contact LWVCC President Tricia Crowley at