Category: General Press Releases

Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activated

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE ACTIVATED As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 8.3 inches of snow during the Saturday night/ Sunday…
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City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Friday evening, February 20, 2015. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works…
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Bristol Place Demolitions

On January 6, 2015, a pre-bid walk through of 1208, 1209, 1309 and 1311 N. Clock St. was held. Although the outside temperature was extremely cold, several contractors came out to complete evaluations in order to submit a bid to demolish the structures. The following contractors were present during the walk-through: Kam Services Inc, Earth Services, Veya Inc.,…
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Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation

As of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 3.1 inches during the overnight snow storm. In order to make the sidewalks safe…
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Christmas Tree Recycling & Collection Dates

Residents looking for solutions on how to dispose of their live Christmas tree have options this year. The Landscape Recycling Center will accept trees at no cost during the month of January 2015. The Landscape Recycling Center is located at 1210 E. University Ave in Urbana and can be reached at 217-344-5323 for additional information….
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Public Works Phone System Down

The Public Works Department is currently experiencing a phone outage.  We are uncertain at this time when the system will be up and running again.  We expect this outage to last at least into the afternoon hours. Please use the Public Works email to submit requests for service until this issue is resolved: publicworks@ci.champaign.il.us We apologize…
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Free Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck During December

During the month of December, the City of Champaign will offer free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck as a thank you for patronizing Downtown businesses. People who spend $5.00 or more at any Downtown business or restaurant are eligible for one free visit in the parking deck, good for up to four hours…
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Alternative Routes to Shopping Districts North of I-74

With the holiday season approaching, the City of Champaign is encouraging motorists to use one of the many alternative routes to gain access to the North Prospect and North Neil shopping districts. Both of these corridors are highly trafficked and experience congestion during holiday seasons and other special events; like campus move in weekend and…
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Night Work on Locust Street (Daniel Street To John Street)

Insituform Technologies will be constructing a new storm sewer liner on the east parkway of Locust Street between Daniel Street and John Street. In order to complete this work, traffic on Locust Street will be narrowed to a single, shared lane. Operations will begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 23 and will run continuously…
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