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If you know how to swing an axe, you can get your fall and winter firewood for free at the Urbana Landscape Recycling Center.

The nonprofit center has a good supply of free bulk wood and wedges — which you can pick up and split yourself, according to Scott Tess, sustainability and resilience manager at the City of Urbana.

There is also split wood available, although there is a charge for already split wood, he said.

If you plan to come and collect wood, you are free to choose the sufficient supply yourself and search for the pieces you want. Fresher wood will take about a year to dry, Tess said, but there may be seasoned wood available.

The wood comes from trees felled by public and private arborists, he said.

Depending on when you visit the Landscape Recycling Center, you may also find free produce, which earlier this week included jalapeno peppers and tomatoes grown in on-site gardens by Darrick Terry, who runs retail at the center,” Tess said.

The center located at 1210 E. University Ave., U, is open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Other products include compost, mulch, topsoil, urban lumber and crushed granite.

Lauren Klemp, retail manager at the new CarleRx Pharmacy in Champaign, helps unbox products in preparation for the Sept. 20 opening.

Bid on a house

If you’re in the market to buy a home or mobile home, here’s a chance to get a potential offer.

The Champaign County Treasurer’s Office will accept sealed offers through Sept. 23 on eight real estate parcels — houses or vacant lots — and 73 mobile homes.

This surplus property auction is the end result of unpaid property taxes from previous years, according to County Treasurer Cassandra Johnson.

To get a look at what’s for sale, at least from the outside, you can buy a booklet listing the properties from the treasurer’s office.

The minimum bid required is $801 on real estate and $905 on mobile homes. All goods will be sold to the highest bidders for each. Results will be available approximately seven days after the last day of the auction.

For more information, here is the website of Edwardsville Joseph E. Meyer & Associates serving as tax agent for Champaign County:

OSF gets a good rating

OSF HealthCare has announced its 2021 score for its Responsible Care Organization under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: 90.96.

According to the OSF, this means a grade or “A” for positive patient health outcomes, based on measurements from a random sample of nearly 43,000 Medicare patients served by the organization. OSF responsible care provider.

A lead care organization is a group of health care providers who work together to provide coordinated care for their patients.


Overall for the front page of the Coaches vs Cancer event in Gordyville USA on Tuesday April 12, 2022.

Price lowered

Gordyville USA is still on sale and the price has been lowered from $4 million to $3.6 million.

If you’ve heard rumors that this Gifford auction house has been sold, they’re not true, according to real estate agent Jon Fisher earlier this week.

Commercial realtor Champaign, Fisher listed the 39.1-acre property last June.

Stimulus Grants Awarded

Champaign-Urbana and Danville will share a portion of $3.5 million in RISE (Recovery, Income, Startup, Expansion) state grants for cities and economic development organizations to accelerate economic recovery.

The Greater Champaign-Urbana Economic Partnership, the parent organization of the Champaign County Economic Development Corp., received $150,000 for a regional market analysis focusing on office, retail and industrial space.

The town of Danville is receiving $75,000 to complete an updated study of its downtown area, according to Logan Cronk, Danville’s community development administrator.

Carly McCrory-McKay, executive director of the Champaign County Economic Development Corp., said Champaign County, like most communities, has experienced job losses and business closures since the pandemic began, “and we continue to realize the impact of changing economic trends, particularly in the office, retail and industrial markets.

Additionally, some planned developments have been stalled due to the pandemic and rising costs, she said.

The organization anticipates that the market analysis will help provide recommendations to local governments, landowners, business brokers and others, a list of ideas for soliciting developers, and recommendations to support retention and development strategies. business attraction.

Danville’s study is intended to provide guidance on both potential redevelopment of destroyed vacant buildings and infrastructure such as sidewalks, bike lanes, road improvements and signage, Cronk said.

Once the plan is complete, the city can use the plan to apply for additional grants to help fund projects in the plan, he said.

“It was the big blow for the town of Danville,” he said.

The plan will be developed by the city’s newly hired planner, Jun Sohn, and some of the grant money could be used to pay for some consultancy services, Cronk said.

The new pharmacy will be open late

A new CarleRx Pharmacy will replace the old Walgreens at the Carle branch clinic at 1701 Curtis Road, C, starting September 20.

The pharmacy owned by Carle will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to midnight. It will also stock over-the-counter products and have a drive-thru.

The new CarleRx will employ six pharmacists and 11 pharmacy technicians, according to Carle.

“At the heart of this decision is the hope of making it easier for regional patients and community members to get the prescriptions they need to stay healthy, even if they fall ill at an inopportune time.” said Linda Fred, Vice President of Carle’s Pharmacy. “CarleRx’s new location will ensure greater options for the community, which our internal data shows is a real need.”

Christy J. Olson