City of Champaign News

214 E Washington

A Vacant Nuisance Residential Building Violation Notice was issued on July 2, 2013 for 214 E. Washington. The property was condemned to occupancy during a tenant requested inspection on September 27, 2012 due to electrical disrepair and had remained vacant since that time. Upon receiving the Violation Notice, the owner brought the structure into compliance […]

407 W Vine St

A 45-day Vacant Nuisance Residential Building Violation Notice was issued on July 2, 2013 for 407 W. Vine St. The property has been condemned since 2003 for a lack of a sewer connection. The owner contacted Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear on July 5, 2013 to ask if she could demolish the property. Inspector Spear […]

Search Continues for Sexual Assault Suspects

In the early morning hours of Sunday September 23, 2012, a 23 year old female, Champaign County resident was taken from the dance floor of the Chester Street bar by a male who was later identified as 23-year-old Alfredo CAMPOS¬ALVAREZ, 25, of Urbana. Alfredo CAMPOS-ALVAREZ reportedly walked the female to a waiting vehicle occupied by […]

2013 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana have selected the 2013 recipients of the eleventh annual Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. One (1) individual and three (3) organizations will be honored at a reception and awards program on Thursday, September 26th, at the I Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign at 5:45 p.m. Tickets […]


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 519 E. Green $10,000,000.00 08/20/13 Leon Bankier Family/Multifamily, Commercial

Dobbins Downs Community Day – Neighborhood Small Grant

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, attended the Community Day event held in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood on Saturday, August 17. The event was organized by the neighborhood group in conjunction with the Northside Baptist Church and utilized City of Champaign Neighborhood Small Grant funds to support the event which included relationship building activities such as food, […]