Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Neighborhood Services News – Dobbins Downs Block Party

Dobbins Downs Block Party On Thursday, August 25, the Neighborhood Services Department, in collaboration with the Champaign Park District, hosted the fourth and final block party of the summer in the Dobbins Downs Neighborhood. The event included performances by the CUperStars, DJ music by Fireman Phil, face painting, action inflatables, and food. The series of […]

Neighborhood Services News – Crossroads Neighborhood

Crossroads Neighborhood The Crossroads Neighborhood Group hosted a Family Fun Festival on Saturday. Youth and families of the neighborhood came together to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. The event included food, family friendly games, inflatables, Illinois Science Museum mobile exhibit, music, face painting, and a backpack/ school […]

Neighborhood Services News – 500-800 W. Washington

500-800 W. Washington The 500-800 W. Washington Group hosted a neighborhood yard waste cleanup project on Saturday, August 27. The group utilized neighborhood small grant funding to secure a roll-off dumpster in order to allow neighbors to dispose of yard waste and debris. The event was also utilized to build neighbor to neighbor connections between […]

Northwest Parkland Ridge Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Staff, Champaign Police Department, and Councilmember Angie Brix attended the Northwest Parkland Ridge Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Thursday, August 17.  Approximately 25 residents from the neighborhood watch group and surrounding areas attended the meeting to share information and their concerns. The group met to discuss concerns related to increased crime in […]

Emergency Shelter Small Meeting, Public Forum Held

Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear convened a small meeting prior to the public forum to review zoning, building code, and fire code procedures that could assist volunteers with the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless with their larger forum discussion.  Zoning Administrator Kevin Phillips provided information regarding the zoning ordinance and outlined the various […]

Timberline Valley South Starts Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Services Department Staff assisted Timberline Valley South residents in hosting a kickoff meeting for their newly formed Neighborhood Watch Group.  Approximately 30 residents attended the meeting to voice their concerns about an increase in crime in the area, including those related to auto burglaries and home break-ins.  Champaign Police were also in attendance to […]

Martin Luther King Neighborhood Celebrates 30th

Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Staff attended the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Martin Luther King (MLK) Neighborhood on Saturday, August 20.  The MLK Neighborhood Association planned a day-long celebration including food, music, and fun activities to mark 30 years since the first house was built in the neighborhood.  About 75 community members attended. […]

Illinois Hardest Hit Fund

Illinois Hardest Hit Fund The Illinois Housing Development Agency has re-opened the Illinois Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program to assist working families who are having difficulty making their monthly mortgage payments due to loss of income.  The program was first launched in September 2011.  The City of Champaign and Nova Debt (now Navicore Solutions) were […]

Bristol Place Update

Bristol Place Fifty-six properties have been acquired in Bristol Place, twenty-six residents have been relocated and twenty-five properties have been demolished. Fourteen properties are scheduled to be demolished in the next few weeks pending Council approval of contracts with three approved Bristol Place demolition contractors on August 16. Fenter Machinery, Miller Enterprises, and ICD Ironhorse, […]

Nuisance Vehicles Towed

Vehicles Towed On August 9, the Neighborhood Code Compliance Division towed a total of five vehicles from a property in Champaign. Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett had previously notified the property owner about the inoperable & unregistered vehicles parked on the private property. With the assistance of the City Legal Department, an administrative search warrant […]