City of Champaign News

Sixteen area youth attended the Police Department Youth Police Academy during the week of June 25, 2012. The students engaged in obstacle courses, crime scene analysis and classroom instruction with School Resource Officers and volunteers. Graduates will receive certificates of completion and celebrate with a party on the last day of the academy.    …
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Cross Construction has completed the pavement improvements to Town Center Blvd. Work will continue on the sidewalk ramps at the Moreland Blvd intersection. Champaign Signal and Lighting, Inc. is working on the installation of the traffic signals at Moreland & Town Center and the streetlights along Town Center. This construction may be complete within the…
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The Building Safety Division, Planning Department, and Engineering Staff met with the design team for the Beverly Movie Theater on April 17th to discuss the preliminary design considerations for the redevelopment of the Beverly Movie Theater. On June 4th the architect, Archtech Design Group out of Memphis, Tennesee, submitted the building permit for the redeveloped…
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As the saying goes it is the details that sometimes matter most. In June the Planning and Engineering departments created a small staff team to clarify the City’s Complete Streets policy. In 2008 the City adopted a Complete Streets Policy which specifies streets should accommodate all users: pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and automobiles. Recent presentations at…
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Leave Fireworks to Certified Professionals More fires are reported on our nation’s birthday, July 4th, than on any other day in the United States. In 2012, U.S. hospital emergency rooms saw an estimated 8,600 people for fireworks-related injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association. “This Fourth of July, enjoy the neighborhood parades, the backyard…
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Champaign Fire Department/Building Safety New Inspector Office Hours Beginning July 2, 2012 Monday – Friday 7:30 to 8:30 am and 3:30 to 4:30 pm New office hours for the Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division allow greater flexibility for providing field inspections and jobsite meetings. Office appointments may be scheduled for any time. Questions: (217)…
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The City Council Agenda for the June 26, 2012 Study Session is now available online.  This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm.  The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download a copy of the…
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On Monday, June 18, Stark Excavating began work on the North Fourth Street Extension project. This project will improve the intersection of Bradley Avenue and Fourth Street, and will extend Fourth Street approximately 450 feet, past the northern edge of Burch Village. The project will increase safety in the area, improve access to Burch Village,…
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