City of Champaign News

Eureka Street Road Closure

In order to repair a broken sanitary sewer service at 208 W. Eureka St., Mid-State Sewer Service will be closing a section of Eureka Street between Randolph Street and State Street from Friday, May 24, 2013, to Monday, June 3, 2013. This repair requires an excavation into the middle of the street in order to […]

Public Works Department Hosts Next Generation Students

On May 16, the Public Works Department hosted a class of fifth graders from Next Generation School for a field trip. The class had been learning about history, civilization and maps in their classroom. Kris Koester, Public Information Officer conducted a brief presentation for the class, which included examples from each of the three different […]

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 401 W. Marketview $719,500.00 05/17/13 Sullivan Chevrolet/Addition 1404 Newton Dr. $527,884.00 05/20/13 Vesuvius USA/Addition 2736-2746 Hunters Pond Run $1,911,275.00 05/20/13 Edward Rose Development/New MultiFamily […]

New Affordable Housing Home at 510 E. Beardsley

Community Development Specialist Greg Skaggs attended the real estate closing for 510 E. Beardsley, transferring the ownership of this new home from Homestead Corporation to The Center for Women in Transition. Originally planned as a NSP project, funding for the demolition and new construction came from the HOME program. Funds from Champaign were used for […]

Foreclosure Filings

Foreclosure filings through March of 2013 are now reported. The chart below outlines the activity over the past few years.  To date, an average of 5.67 foreclosures have been filed. RealtyTrac states one in every 239 Illinois housing units received a foreclosure filing in March of 2013. Champaign County is considered low risk on their […]

Habitat for Humanity Dedication

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County held an open house for the upcoming summer builds on Thursday, May 2 at the Habitat ReStore due to inclement weather. The event was a great success with approximately 75 people in attendance to provide support for the four new homes and their families. Two of the homes will […]

Champaign County Continuum of Care

Kerri Spear attended a homeless Continua of Care training on May 7-8 in Springfield. Four continua from mid-Illinois attended this workshop and the Champaign County team included ten participants. The workshop focused on the new HEARTH regulations affecting all federally-funded homeless programs and HUD’s desired outcomes to end homelessness. The workshop also highlighted how the […]

REALTORS Breakfast at Champaign Library

Susan Jones, Greg Skaggs, Joe Lewis, Kerri Spear and David Oliver attended a REALTORS breakfast at the Champaign Library on May 1 sponsored by the Neighborhood Programs Division and the Community Reinvestment Group. Approximately 25 local REALTORS attended the event to learn about programs offered by the City of Champaign’s Program Division and how they […]