City of Champaign News

Exciting News from Fire and Police Memorial Committee

We recognize that a winter storm continues to approach, but the Fire and Police Memorial Committee is in celebration mode today! The Fire and Police Memorial Committee announces today that they have raised $97,500.00 which allows the final phase of the Fire and Police Memorial at West Side Park to be completed!! This labor of […]

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 1310 N. Sixth $570,000.00 02/20/13 Pilgrim Baptist Church/Church Addition

Mobile Homes on Kenwood Road

The mobile homes located at 705 Kenwood and 715 Kenwood have been demolished by the owner. Two mobile homes were located on the west side of 715 Kenwood and two mobile homes were located on the east side of 705 Kenwood. The mobile homes that were located at 705 Kenwood were manufactured in 1962 and […]

Neighborhood Stabilization Reimbursement

This week, Neighborhood Programs Division received the final reimbursement check from Illinois Housing Development Authority for work done on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. All totaled, the City received $2,099,485 for acquisition, rehabilitation, construction, demolition and financing of 13 units. All properties are occupied except for 709 Sherwood and 1209 N. Market. These properties will be […]

Mahomet Aquifer as Sole Source Aquifer

The intergovernmental coalition to promote the designation of the Mahomet Aquifer as a Sole Source Aquifer pursuant to the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act continues to gain momentum. Angela Adams from Public Works, Joe Hooker from the Legal Department, and Allen Wehrmann, representing Layne Hydro, the private water resource consultant that prepared the Coalition’s petition […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform an emergency repair on a water main valve, Illinois American Water has closed one southbound lane of Neil Street at Eureka Street. The lane closure began on Thursday, February 21, 2013, and will reopen by Friday, March 1, 2013. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area. All […]

News Conference – “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day

The University of Illinois and Law Enforcement Agencies Hold News Conference to Announce Strategies for “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day The University of Illinois and the cities of Champaign and Urbana will hold a joint news conference to discuss strategies for mitigating the risks associated with the March 1st “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day event. What: Historically, […]

Church Street Road Closure

In order to erect a tower crane at 217 S. Neil Street (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Tuesday, February 26, and Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to First Bank and those who require […]

Water Valve Repair Washington & Market

In order to replace a leaking water valve, Illinois American Water will be setting up traffic control at the intersection of Washington Street and Market Street. Lanes will be shifted as is necessary but all directions of traffic will be maintained in the area. The work will begin on Monday, February 18, 2013, and will […]