Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

CommUnity Matters Receives Community Action Grant from American Heart Association

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department, as leader of the CommUnity Matters team, submitted a grant proposal in March 2012 to the American Heart Association to provide funding for Operation Hope activities promoting heart health activities. The original request was for $5,000 and the CommUnity Matters team received notification on June 14 that the…
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47 E. Chalmers

The Police Department sent an e-mail to Code Compliance Manager David Oliver on the evening of May 14, 2012 stating that the vacant building at 47 E Chalmers had several broken windows. The building was a former fraternity house and the case was assigned to Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear who handled their last Certified…
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STAR Awards Expo

On Friday May 18, 2012, approximately 150 neighborhood group leaders and stakeholders attended the 3rd Annual 2012 STAR Awards Expo at the I Hotel. The Expo included 29 vendors consisting of resource providers, neighborhood groups, City departments and community partners who provided resource and program information. These events also provided an excellent opportunity for individuals…
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Keep Illinois Beautiful Annual Meeting

Environmental Inspector Leslie Mitchell and Code Compliance Manager David Oliver accepted an invitation to attend the Keep Illinois Beautiful Annual Meeting in Springfield on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Illinois currently has thirteen communities affiliated with Keep Illinois Beautiful, each of which is a Keep America Beautiful certified affiliate. Keep America Beautiful changes behaviors and improves…
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Neighborhood Stabilization Program Update- Habitat for Humanity Dedication Ceremony

Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony on May 3, 2012 for the Arica Moss home at 506 E. Beardsley. The University of Illinois Habitat Student Chapter constructed the home for the Arica Moss family. This build is the second of three Habitat homes constructed using City of Champaign Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds. This was…
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Garden Hills and Unit 4 Resource Day

The Garden Hills Resource Day provided approximately 50 families of Unit 4 children free physicals and dental screenings in addition to resource tables from various vendors, including the City of Champaign Fire Prevention Division and Fire Station Five firefighters, Police, Public Works, and Neighborhood Services Departments. The City’s CommUnity Matters and Garden Hills Neighborhood Association…
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STAR Leadership Institute/STAR Awards Expo

The Quarterly STAR Leadership Institute will be held March 31, 2012 at the Champaign Public Library from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Participants will engage in dynamic workshops on the City’s 2012-13 budget process and how citizens can be involved; Intelligence-led Policing as a crime prevention strategy for neighborhoods; and property maintenance ordinances and how…
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Bristol Park Neighborhood Plan Implementation Meetings

A Bristol Park Neighborhood Steering Committee was formed in December 20, 2011 from neighborhood stakeholders. Members on the Steering Committee include neighborhood church leaders, neighborhood businesses and non profits, Human Kinetics, Park District, U of I College of Law, Housing Authority, Tenant Union, and neighborhood residents. This group is currently meeting monthly with City staff….
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Garden Hills Outreach

The Neighborhood Services Department, in partnership with United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association, are working together to develop a neighborhood improvement plan to address ongoing challenges impacting neighborhood livability. The plan will outline short, medium, and long term goals in key areas such as housing, public safety, public works, infrastructure and parks and open space. The…
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