City of Champaign News

Homeless Point-In-Time Survey (Street Count)

City staff from the Neighborhood Services Department led a community volunteer event to conduct HUD’s 2013 Point-in-Time count Thursday, January 24 from 6–9 p.m. The group of 27 community volunteers started with a training session conducted by Environmental Inspector Leslie Mitchell, Neighborhood Services Clerk Nateasa Bailey and Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear at the Champaign […]

Taylor Thomas Subdivision Update

The Neighborhood Programs Division received an offer to purchase the new home that will be built at 409 Taylor Thomas Lane by Homeway Homes. Construction of the home will begin in the Homeway Homes’ plant located in Deerfield, IL. As the home nears completion in the plant, foundation and utility work will begin on the […]

2013 Annual Champaign Community Coalition Kickoff

The 2013 Annual Champaign Community Coalition Kickoff will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013, 5:30 p.m., at Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign. “Since the inception of the Coalition in 2010, much has been done to move our community forward. The Kickoff will celebrate these achievements and outline the priorities for 2013,” comments […]

January 29, 2013 City Council Agenda

The City Council Agenda for the January 29, 2013 Rescheduled Study Session Council Meeting 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 […]

Church Street Lane Closure

English Brothers Company will be placing a concrete pump truck at 217 N. Neil Street (Hyatt). In order to do so, the eastbound lane of Church Street between Randolph Street and Neil Street will be closed for four (4) hours on Friday, January 25, 2013. The closure will begin at 12 p.m. (noon) and will […]

Second Illinois Open Technology Challenge Meeting

The City of Champaign is having their second meeting for their participation in the Illinois Open Technology Challenge ( on Wednesday, January 30, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green Street, Champaign, IL. Illinois Open Technology brings governments, developers and communities together in a common mission to use […]

Hill Street Parking Deck Usage

The Hill Street Parking Deck experienced an increase in usage again in 2012. Total vehicle entries for the deck were 132,306, an increase of 20% compared to the number of vehicle entries in 2011. The majority of this increase is due to transient (or daily parkers). Contract parking vehicle entries have remained somewhat level. The […]

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 615 W. Marketview $3,860,115.00 01/17/13 Worden Martin Inc/New Auto Dealership (Nissan) 701 W. Marketview $7,208,337.00 01/17/13 Worden Martin Inc/New Auto Dealership (Ford)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event an Overwhelming Success in 2012

Results from the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event held on September 29, 2012 in Champaign revealed that households properly disposed of 205,127 pounds of oils, paints, solvents, old gasoline, adhesives, sealers, flammables, mercury, asbestos, lead-acid batteries and poisons and pesticides. The collection event was an overwhelming success with more than 2,200 households participating. The 2012 […]