City of Champaign News

The City Council Agenda for the July 24, 2012 Regular 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…
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Champaign police are currently searching for a robbery suspect who entered Marine Bank, located at 1001 S. Neil Street, at approximately 1:09 PM this afternoon, demanding money. Bank employees reported seeing the suspect enter the bank wearing sunglasses, a hat and possibly a wig. The suspect then asked to speak with staff about bank services….
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Finance Department staff members were busy this week preparing for the 2012 Refunding Bond sale. Much of the work was to complete the Preliminary Official Statement. It is similar to a “prospectus” for private-sector investment opportunities, and includes information on the City’s finances, local economy, purpose of the refunding bonds, etc. In addition, staff and…
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Cross Construction has completed the concrete work for the project. Champaign Signal and Lighting, Inc. is working on the installation of the traffic signals at Moreland & Town Center and the streetlights along Town Center. The project is on schedule and on budget for a fall completion date.

Stark Excavating is continuing to make great progress on the construction of the Fourth Street improvement project. In order to stabilize the subgrade, the consultant recommended modifying the subgrade by inducing lime into dirt. The lime will help stabilize the subbase to provide a better working platform and to provide the City with a longer…
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Open Road Paving Company continues work on Stage 2 (Bradley Avenue to Bloomington Road / Route 150) of the Staley Road Project. Stage 2 work items consists of milling off the old surface, patching, two-foot-wide asphalt safety shoulder, guardrail installation, pipe culvert installation, and miscellaneous ditch grading work. This stage is expected to be completed…
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