Monthly Archives: April 2010

Arguments Against Olympian Drive

Resistance to Olympian Drive has been growing more vocal in recent months— here’s a compendium of positions against the extension expressed by the CU community. At a marathon Urbana City Council meeting on March 22nd, Eric Thorsland of Tomahnous Organic … Continue reading

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The Intertwining Cycle

In the late Spring of 2009, a group of homeless Champaign-Urbana residents formed “Safe Haven” as means to provide a sense of community and safety to homeless residents; who were oftentimes, targets of abuse. This group has been shunned by … Continue reading

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Olympian Drive, Sustainability and Local Foods

Many of my fellow advocates for smart growth and sustainability have questioned Urbana’s plan to build the Olympian Drive extention. After studying the issue and its history, I believe that there is a need for the road, and that we … Continue reading

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UCIMC Receives 3 Arts Grants

The UC-IMC thanks the City of Urbana Public Arts Commission for the recent award of three grants that will support the following projects: Poetry for the People is a project of the Public i in collaboration with the Urbana Free … Continue reading

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Charges Dropped Against Jeshaun

On April 13, 2010, State’s Attorney Julia Rietz dismissed all charges against Jeshaun Manning-Carter. Jeshaun was with Kiwane Carrington who was shot and killed by a Champaign police officer. While no charges were brought against police, Jeshaun was charged with … Continue reading

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The DUI Case of Former Police Officer Lisa Staples

Although it was 2008 when off-duty Champaign police detective Lisa Staples was caught driving drunk in an unmarked squad car, only recently were police reports describing the incident obtained. Many were outraged when Staples was given a lighter punishment than … Continue reading

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