City of Champaign News

Varsity Striping, Inc. has started the 2014 Pavement Marking Project. All streets will remain open to traffic throughout the pavement marking removal and installation processes, although lanes may periodically be closed as necessary during working hours. The final completion date for this project is November 1, 2014. Thermoplastic (thermo) is used on asphalt streets. Whereas…
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Fourth Street Beniach Construction continues work on Fourth Street from Bradley Avenue to East Vine Street. The work involves pavement patching, sidewalk repairs and lawn restoration. Fourth Street is scheduled to be completed by July 31, 2014. Phillips Drive Beniach Construction is nearing completion on Phillips Drive from Nelson Court to the Railroad tracks. The…
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Next week starting July 14, 2014, Cross Construction Company will continue paving work on Anthony Drive from Mattis Ave. to Marketview Dr. Paving work will also get started in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood north of Anthony Drive. All paving should be complete at this location by the end of the week (weather permitting). Remaining work…
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The City’s former landfill on West Bloomington Road stopped accepting waste in the mid 1970s. The City augmented the landfill cap from 1998 to 2002 to ensure it met minimum thicknesses of 2 feet of compacted clay and 6 inches of topsoil. On July 3, 2014, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued the City a…
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The Digital Bookmobile will stop at the Champaign Public Library as part of its national tour on Saturday, July 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Community members of all ages are invited to come aboard to see high-tech displays, try various portable devices, and get a demo of the library’s eBooks, audiobooks, and other…
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The City of Champaign Public Works Department is responding to a report of a large tree down on Mattis Avenue, north of Springfield. Crews are on site and working to remove it. Southbound traffic on Mattis Avenue is being diverted. Please use alternate routes. Removal may take several hours. There are additional reports of trees…
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The Champaign County Continuum of Care, a consortium of agencies and governmental units committed to ending homelessness in Champaign County, conducted a survey of the area’s homeless population on January 28, 2014. This included people both sheltered (i.e. residing in temporary housing for the homeless) and unsheltered (living in places unfit for human habitation, such…
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The City Council Agenda for the July 15, 2014 Regular Council Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building,at 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign at 7:00pm. The meetings are open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download a copy…
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Citizens and City staff submitted 448 total requests during June 2014. June’s count increased by 100 calls compared to May’s 348. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 45 (10%) of the service issues.   The Forestry Section received 128 (29%)…
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