Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

September 18 – Healthy Neighborhoods Walking Tour

The Neighborhood Programs Division is coordinating a Healthy Neighborhoods Walking Tour to highlight the near completion of the federal stimulus Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) in the Douglass Park Neighborhood. The tour will highlight how the stimulus funding complements the work of nearby partnership projects: Oakwood Trace Townhomes, Taylor Thomas Subdivision and Douglass Square (City-Housing Authority…
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National Night Out

This year’s National Night Out (NNO) Fun Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 12 pm – 5 pm at Boneyard Creek Second Street Reach (corner of 2nd Street and Springfield Avenue) in Champaign. National Night Out is a country-wide celebration that is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,…
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Second Annual August Move Out/Move In Recycle and Reuse Event

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services and Public Works Departments collaborated with local non-profit organizations and Campus Property Management, for a successful Second Annual August Move Out/Move In Recycle and Reuse Event on Monday, August 6, 2012. The goal was to collect reusable and recyclable items that would normally be discarded in or around dumpsters…
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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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