City of Champaign News

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 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 3.8 inches during the weekend snow storm. In order to make…
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CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Saturday evening, January 31, 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 staff has…
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Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to 2805 Blair Dr. on January 29th, at 6:30p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke emitting from the overhead garage door on the north side of the structure. Fire crews advanced a single hand line through the front door of the house and found fire to be in the attached…
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Neil Street Lane Closure & William Street Closure In order to repair a damaged sanitary sewer main under South Neil Street at William Street, Duce Construction will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street. This closure will also affect the 100 block of William Street from Neil Street to the parking lot entrances west…
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SEWER MAINTENANCE TO BRING LANE CLOSURES ON PROSPECT AVENUE (BETWEEN WASHINGTON ST. AND BLOOMINGTON RD.) In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance on Prospect Ave. between Washington St. and Bloomington Rd., the City’s contractor, National Power Rodding Corp., will require various lane closures. The maintenance work is scheduled daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00…
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Champaign City Council adopted an ordinance to ban running bamboo within the City limits effective February 3, 2015. Running bamboo can become an invasive nuisance through the aggressive spread of underground rhizomes resulting in the emergence of new bamboo culms far from the plant. Running bamboo can also grow to a height in excess of…
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