Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

City, Park District Hold National Night Out Event

On Tuesday, August 1 the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) partnered with the Champaign Park District to host the city-wide 2017 National Night Out celebration at Beardsley Park. Nearly 200 Champaign residents came out to enjoy a night out against crime. The Park District provided a bounce house and DJ while staff from NSD, Police, and Fire […]


Neighborhood Services, Park District Hold Block Party in Ashland Park

Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department partnered with the Champaign Park District to host the third in a series of neighborhood Based block parties on Thursday, July 27. The block party was held in Toalson Park in the Ashland Park subdivision after area residents voted for it to be held in their neighborhood. Acting Neighborhood Coordinator Nina Sibley coordinated food […]


Overgrowth at University Ave Construction Site

Construction delays at a new development at at 205, 207, 209 & 211 E. University Avenue resulted in the property becoming overgrown with weeds. On July 19, Neighborhood Services Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear issued a Notice to Abate to the owner, requiring them to address the overgrown vegetation by July 31. Spear met with the […]


City Holds Annual Neighborhood Clean-up Events

Staff from the Neighborhood Services and Public Works Departments held the City’s annual neighborhood clean up drop off event on Saturday, July 15 and 17 at the Public Works facility.  Just over 6,500 postcard vouchers were mailed out to eligible households throughout Champaign.  Eligible areas include Planning Area 1, 2, 7, 8, 14 and parts […]


City Prepares for Campus Area Apartment Turnover

In preparation for the apartment turnover and the arrival of new students around the University of Illinois campus, the Neighborhood Services and Public Works Departments are once again taking proactive measures to ensure the campus area remains litter free. The Neighborhood Services Department will increase inspection activity in the University District August 14-25, 2017, to […]


Demolition Completed of Nuisance Residence

ICD Ironhorse recently completed demolition of the fire damaged structure located at 506 N. Ash.  The property has been vacant and boarded since April 2006.  Susan Jones, Property Maintenance Inspector, contacted the owner in June of 2015 to register the property as a Vacant Nuisance Residential Building.  Unfortunately, the owner did not complete a property rehabilitation. […]


Clothing Collection Bins Becoming A Nuisance

Numerous complaints have been received by Neighborhood Services Department staff regarding clothing collection bins on commercial properties in the North Prospect and North Neil shopping areas.  A major issue was identified at the corner of Marketview Dr. and N. Market St. behind the shopping center.  Along with overflow of clothes and shoes, the location became […]


Neighborhood Clean-Up & Drop Off Day – July 15, 2017

Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department and Public Works sponsored a drop off and clean up day for Planning Areas 1,2,4,7,8,9, and 14 on July 15, 2017.  Participants were allowed to bring in household items to Public Works at 702 Edgebrook to be unloaded into roll away containers.  85 household participated in this four-hour event.  Public Works filled […]


Staff Holds Meeting with Timberline Valley South

Acting Neighborhood Coordinator Nina Sibley held a meeting with residents of the Timberline Valley South subdivision who expressed interest in forming a home owners association (HOA) to address neighborhood concerns. The informational meeting included an overview of necessary steps to form an HOA, how to generate interest, and benefits of registering the group with the Neighborhood […]