City of Champaign News

Lynwood Drive Road Closure

In order to install domestic and fire water services to Bottenfield School at 1801 South Prospect Avenue, Mid Illinois Concrete will be closing Lynwood Drive from Broadmoor Drive to Foothill Drive. The road closure will begin on Monday, September 23, 2013, and will reopen on Monday, September 30, 2013, weather permitting. Through traffic will not […]


Fire Responds to Piper City Hazardous Materials Incident

The Champaign Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team responded to Piper City, IL on Thursday, September 12, 2013 in response to a hazardous materials incident. Upon arrival twelve (12) members of the team assessed the incident and a hazardous materials entry team entered to the building and found the presence of hydrogen cyanide. The team removed […]



Medicare Secondary Payer Training

On Monday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 10 Risk Manager Larry Krause attended a training program sponsored by the National Institute for Medicare and Medicaid Education. The training was held in Bloomingdale.  The training covered the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Conditional Payment Resolution, Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside Allocations, Liability Medicare Set […]


Hen Ordinance Making Progress

Following City Council direction, an ordinance to allow residents to raise backyard chickens is being drafted. An interdepartmental team including representatives from Police, Legal, Neighborhood Services, and Planning and Development Departments is working on the effort. The ordinance language will be part of Champaign Municipal Code, Chapter 7-Animals. The team is reviewing ordinances and procedures […]


Public Safety Alert – Child Safety

  The Champaign Police Department is reminding the public to continue talking with children about what to do, if approached by a stranger. Adults are reminded not to approach children without parental consent asking or offering favors. Gestures such as offering rides, hugs, ice cream or candy to children may be considered illegal or inappropriate […]


Lynwood Drive Road Closure

In order to install domestic and fire water services to Bottenfield School at 1801 South Prospect Avenue, Mid Illinois Concrete will be closing Lynwood Drive from Broadmoor Drive to Foothill Drive. The road closure will begin on Monday, September 23, 2013, and will reopen on Monday, September 30, 2013, weather permitting. Through traffic will not […]


Volunteers Provide Thousands of Hours of Service to the Library

This past year, volunteers provided 12,450 hours of service to the Library. These generous community members helped with cleaning, opened boxes, data entry, provided computer assistance to library users, and delivered books to homebound individuals, among other tasks.  Students in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) are among the volunteers each year, […]


PERMITS ISSUED:

The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 525 Town Center Blvd $584,600.00 09/09/13 Star Uniforms LLC/Vanilla Box–Future Office & Retail 910 Bloomington Rd. $780,000.00 09/06/13 McDaniel Meyer Properties/Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen