City of Champaign News

Bristol Park Information Street Fair

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted the Bristol Park Street Information Fair on Saturday, September 28. The event was designed to: Promote the upcoming Bristol Park Neighborhood master planning process Provide an update regarding the Bristol Park Neighborhood Improvement Plan implementation efforts Promote the formation of a Garwood neighborhood group Neighborhood Services partnered with Hip Hop […]


Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear, Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson, Administrative Assistant Colleen Madera, and Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin attended the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) held in Peoria, IL on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21. The conference provided an opportunity for neighborhood leaders, community activist, and stakeholders to come together to discuss […]


Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The 2013 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the I Hotel & Conference Center and was attended by over 130 people. The 2013 Award Recipients were:  Entertainment provided by: Nathaniel Banks & Friends Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande Asian American Cultural Center Exhibit Xiaokang Tang Sponsors: […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to set a crane and place scaffolding for exterior finishes at 217 North Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]


Library Brings Award-Winning Author to Jefferson Middle School

Why should award-winning young adult author Patrick Ness visit Champaign? The library’s answer to this question, entered in a publisher-sponsored competition, resulted in Ness talking to more than 700 Jefferson Middle School students last week. An American-born British author, Ness won Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal in both 2011 and 2012. News of the winning entry […]


Boiler Safety Inspection

The City uses boilers to help heat several of the buildings. The Office of the State Fire Marshal requires that all boilers be inspected every two years and certain pressure vessels (like hot water tanks) be inspected every three years. In some instances, the State Fire Marshal inspectors conduct the inspections. In other instances, they […]


“After The Fire” Presentation

The Champaign Fire Department hosted Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons as they presented “After The Fire” to Fire Department personnel and City staff from the twin cities on Sept. 16th, 17th and 18th. It was a dynamic presentation that included the film “After The Fire” – inspired by their true story of surviving a dormitory […]



Sixth Street Road Closure

In order to assemble and erect a tower crane for the new highrise building at 519 East Green Street, Broeren Russo will be closing Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street. The closure will begin on Friday, October 4, 2013, at 7 a.m. and will reopen by Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 8 p.m. […]


Green Street Lane Closure

American Dowell Signcrafters is announcing an upcoming lane closure on Green Street for sign installation at 617 East Green Street. A portion of the east bound lane of Green Street between Sixth Street and Wright Street (adjacent to the property) will be closed on Monday, September 30, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The […]