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Champaign City Council Votes on 2 Issues in Special Session
CHAMPAIGN-- In a late-night special session, the Champaign City Council has voted on two measures.
First, they voted to approve previous recommendations for allowing residents to keep chickens in their backyards. The council voted 8-1 to approve the measure, now they're finalizing those rules.
The other item on the agenda is a possible tax incentive package for Yahoo!. Currently the company employs 90 in Champaign. Mayor Don Gerard says that number could triple if the city can encourage Yahoo! to expand. The council voted 9-0 to approve the tax incentives. Mayor Gerard says the city could earn millions of dollars in future revenue based on the jobs that will be added.