City of Champaign News

City of Champaign Public Works Department will be upgrading more lights in the downtown area with energy efficient LED lighting over the next week. They will be installed on Neil Street and around the City Building. The lights will be similar to the street lights recently installed on University Ave. This project is partially funded…
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A total of 209 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during February 2012 in the Public Works’ Dispatch Office. This was a decrease of 50 requests (19%) from the previous month’s count of 259. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. The Sewer and Asphalt Sections…
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With great weather cooperating with the project, O’ Neil Brothers has arrived at the corner of John and Willis. The storm sewer will now turn south to the project terminus, Daniel and Willis. Concrete crews are expected to begin work next week and we expect to see pavement being constructed on John Street by the…
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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 2769-2777 Hunters Pond Run $1,508,700 03/14/12 Edward Rose Development/New MultiFamily

To facilitate fiber-optic drilling for the UC2B project, Western Utility Contractors, Inc. will be intermittently closing the following lanes in Champaign: Bradley Avenue – one westbound lane between McKinley and Chestnut Kirby Avenue – one eastbound lane between Mattis and Prospect Prospect Avenue – one southbound lane between Kirby and Windsor Neil Street – one…
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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 902 Bloomington Rd. $594,688.00 03/05/12 McDaniel Meyer Properties/Car Wash (Mach I) 902 Bloomington Rd. $1,447,312.00 03/05/12 McDaniel Meyer Properties/Convenience Store (Mach I)

The Quarterly STAR Leadership Institute will be held March 31, 2012 at the Champaign Public Library from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Participants will engage in dynamic workshops on the City’s 2012-13 budget process and how citizens can be involved; Intelligence-led Policing as a crime prevention strategy for neighborhoods; and property maintenance ordinances and how…
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Congratulations to Champaign Police Detective, Mark Vogelzang for being selected as the “2011 Officer of the Year.” Detective Vogelzang was selected by a committee of his peers for exemplifying the values of Service with Pride. Detective Mark Vogelzang is highly skilled at interviews, research and gathering information, properly applying the law, understanding the restrictions of…
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The 29th episode of “Champaign Connection” runs on CGTV thru the end of April. Jonathan Westfield (School Resource Officer) and Orlando Thomas (Director of Achievement and Pupil Services, Unit 4 Schools) discuss the devastating effect bullying has on our youth. Find out how Champaign Police and Unit 4 Schools have partnered together to combat bullying…
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