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The latest trend in mobile cuisine - food trucks - are now allowed in Champaign.

City officials will allow food trucks in select areas while they consider more permanent regulations on June 26. Current city rules treat food trucks as peddlers, so they have to move to a different location on public property every five minutes. Trucks are allowed on properly zoned private property.

Under the new pilot project food trucks can operate in four downtown areas and four campus zones. They can stay for up to two hours at most locations from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Licenses will cost $50 and there is a $25 application fee.

Champaign Mayor Don Gerard says food trucks are "part of the cultural and culinary landscape."

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