City of Champaign News

Richard Schnuer made a presentation on the City’s Voluntary Separation Incentive Program last week at the annual conference of the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada, held in Chicago. Earlier this year Richard was appointed to the association’s Committee on Retirement Benefits and Administration.

Five proposals were submitted in response to the Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the City to seek a developer for the Lot J parking lot in Campustown. An evaluation committee made up of staff, a Campustown business owner, and representatives from the Plan Commission and University of Illinois has met twice to consider the…
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On June 15, 2012 the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed an EAB infestation along Market Street, just south of Interstate 74. The Illinois Department of Agriculture continues to designate Champaign County as a quarantine zone. This means that the movement of all “regulated articles” (ash trees and all non-coniferous firewood) outside of the quarantine zoned…
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TOMORROW, UC2B Community Ambassadors will begin canvassing the community to sign up eligible residents, businesses and community anchor institutions for the new UC2B broadband Internet service. Some of the organizations that will benefit from the network include Unit 4 Schools in Champaign, Unit 116 in Urbana, health care providers, churches, parks, and other non-profits. The…
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Stark Excavating has begun working on the Fourth Street extension between St. Mary’s Road and Windsor Road. The project consists of constructing a new pavement with streetlights, PCC sidewalks, widening of Windsor to accommodate turn lanes, and a traffic signal on Windsor. Stark has started removing the top soil from the project limits and has…
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O’Neil Brothers is working on closing the John Street storm sewer project out. The City has identified a punch list of items that remain to be completed. These items should be complete before the June 29 completion date. O’Neil Brother’s subcontractor, JF New, has completed work on the rain gardens along Willis Avenue and is…
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In order to restore pavement from an emergency water main break, Illinois American Water will be closing both westbound lanes of Bradley Avenue at Willis Avenue. The lane closures began Monday, June 11, 2012, and will reopen by Friday, June 15, 2012, weather permitting. One lane of eastbound and one lane of westbound traffic will…
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Beginning Tuesday, June 12, the Public Works Building will be closed to visitors for remodeling for approximately six months. Customer Service Staff members Wanda Behneke and Donna Bond will be relocated to the Parking Building at 713 Edgebrook Dr and all customer service for the department will take place at this location. If you will…
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