Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Cleanup of Abandoned Property – 909 W Beardsley

A contract for demolition of the abandoned home and garage located at 909 W Beardsley was signed and a Notice to Proceed issued to the contractor. The property has been in disrepair for the past several years. In April 2015, the Legal Department issued a 30-day Notice to Remediate as part of an expedited demolition […]

Tree Removal – 803 N Prospect

In December 2014, a citizen complaint was received regarding a large tree that fell on the property located at 803 N Prospect. Environmental Inspector Kim Burnett inspected and found a large pine tree down in the front yard.  A Notice to Abate was issued to the owner but the letter was returned to the office. […]

Home Brought to Code – 2807 Heritage

The property at 2807 Heritage was purchased by a new owner in early May. The new owner made exterior repairs to the property and has removed the damaged tree from the backyard. The case for the exterior housing violations was opened in October 2011 and referred to the Legal Department in March 2012. The property […]

Wellness Spring Fling & Community Resource Fair

The CommUnity Matters team partnered with Neighborhood Programs Division staff to host the 2015 Wellness Spring Fling on May 18th at Garden Hills Elementary School. Numerous vendors were on hand to provide valuable information to nearly 100 Unit 4 families and community members. The CUperStars provided live entertainment showcasing the talents of local youth. There […]

Registration Open for Champaign City Government 101 Academy

The City of Champaign is proud to announce an exciting new opportunity for residents to learn about the inner workings of local government. The new Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operation of the City of Champaign and promote civic engagement. The 11-class Academy will cover topics like […]

2015 Wellness Spring Fling

On Monday, May 18, 2015, the City of Champaign will team up with the CommUnity Matters partners to put on an annual community resource fair. This year’s event will be held at Garden Hills Elementary School Gymnasium from 5-7 pm and will combine a wellness resource fair and family festival which is open to the […]

STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony

STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony Thursday, April 30, 2015 Expo – 6:00 pm; Awards Ceremony – 7:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign On Thursday, April 30, 2015, the Neighborhood Services Department and the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board will host the Sixth Annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Expo and Awards Ceremony. The STAR […]

Sign Up for Boneyard Creek Community Day

The Boneyard Creek Community Day is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Register now to join other volunteers and community leaders to clean up this area. Registration is open now at

2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Process

The City of Champaign is in the process of planning the 2015-19 Consolidated Plan. The City seeks public input into the needs of the community and the programming offered.   Below is a list of upcoming meeting dates: Date   Time Meeting Location Tuesday, March 10, 2015 7 – 9 pm Champaign City Council Study Session […]

Homeless Education and Awareness

The annual One Winter Night fundraising event in downtown Champaign, sponsored by CU at Home, was held from 5:30 – 9:00 pm on Friday, February 6. This year’s event included a new an educational component regarding homelessness. The Champaign City Building served as the educational space with several vendors set up in the atrium while various […]