City of Champaign News

On Thursday, November 1st the Champaign Unit 4 School District hosted an afternoon conference to discuss the future of school facilities and programming in the district. Several City staff members from various departments participated in the event which attracted over 150 participants. The conference included several presentations from the district’s consultant, DeJong Richter, on designing…
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The 2012 October fire prevention season drew to a close with a rise in community donations, hours of public service to the citizens, and an increase in partnership activities. All fire personnel from all stations, along with the Life Safety Division, observed and critiqued school fire drills at Unit Four and all other private grade,…
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All CFD personnel received updated information in MRSA this week by a national expert, Deputy Chief of the Operations/Safety Division Ed Nied, Tucson Fire Department. Along with an overview of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans, important discussions on caring for patients and protection of public servants occurred….
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Champaign received 100 carbon monoxide alarms from First Alert and the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of enactment of the Illinois Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act. This act requires homeowners and landlords to install carbon monoxide detectors in all buildings containing bedrooms and sleeping areas. Since 2005,…
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The Human Resources Department has launched its annual Open Enrollment period for dental and vision insurance beginning November 1 through November 30, 2012. Changes to employee and dependent elections for dental and vision insurance coverage are made during this time period. Participation in dental/vision insurance is voluntary, with employees paying 100% of the premium cost….
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The Neighborhood Services Department – Neighborhood Coordination Division hosted its quarterly STAR Leadership Institute on Saturday, October 27 at the Champaign Public Library. Approximately 25 people participated in the Leadership Institute. The topics discussed included a discussion from the University of Illinois Office of Public Engagement staff who introduced their new public engagement portal; Eleanor…
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In response to neighborhood complaints concerning zoning and code compliance issues, the Neighborhood Services Department convened a neighborhood meeting for the residents in the 1000 block of West Vine in September. The goal of the meeting was to work with neighborhood residents to outline City zoning and code regulations, educate them about enforcement procedures, and…
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The Neighborhood Services Department and the Bristol Implementation Team hosted a workshop with community stakeholders from Unit 4 Schools, University of Illinois, other Champaign City departments, and community advocates to begin planning the implementation of a culture specific engagement plan for the Shadow Wood Neighborhood. The meeting was designed to identify problems and synergies and…
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