City of Champaign News

Hickory Street Road Closure

In order to repair a broken sanitary sewer service at 908 N. Hickory St., Stephens Excavating will be closing Hickory Street between Eureka Street and North Street from Thursday, February 14, 2013, to Wednesday, February 20, 2013. This repair requires an excavation into the middle of the street at the north end of Hickory in […]

Emergency Family Shelter

The United Way of Champaign County is leading the response to provide emergency family shelter in Champaign County. The City of Champaign is partnering with the United Way, City of Urbana, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, Regional Office of Education, First United Methodist Church Champaign-Austin’s Place, University of Illinois Office of Volunteer Programs and the […]

Home Maintenance Workshop with Habitat

Neighborhood Services Rehab Technicians, Joe Lewis and Susan Jones took the Home Maintenance Workshop on the road February 9th to Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County. Homebuyers of Habitat homes are required to attend many workshops to accustom them to their new home and financial responsibilities. Home maintenance will become an important part of their […]

Taylor Thomas Home Build

Neighborhood Services Rehab Technician, Susan Jones met with Homeway Homes at 409 Taylor Thomas Lane to look over the site and address any issues with the layout of the new home. Homeway Homes will begin building the new home in their factory the 2nd week of March. Their plans are to begin setting the house […]

Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PAC) – Fire Safety Presentation

Property Maintenance Inspectors Michael Lambert and Tim Spear and Code Compliance Manager David Oliver attended the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting at Westview Elementary School, 1605 W. Kirby Ave. on February 6, 2013. The meeting was for parents of elementary school children that are in the English as a Second Language program. The meeting was […]

STAR Awards/Expo

The STAR Awards/Expo will be held on April 25 from 5:30-9 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn. The Expo allows for an annual community education and networking opportunity. Vendors are able to showcase their latest projects, initiatives, products, services and information, followed by the STAR Awards ceremony recognizing STAR Award nominees and award recipients for […]

Champaign Connection – Episode 34

    The 34th episode of Champaign Connection airs thru April 2013. Angela Adams (Recycling Coordinator) and Joe Hooker (Assistant City Attorney) discuss the critical importance of the Mahomet Aquifer for 750,000 people in Central Illinois. Learn why this resource is vulnerable to contamination and why several communities are rallying together to protect it.  Kerri […]

NTIA BTOP Grant Extended

The National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) division of the U.S. Department of Commerce officially approved an extension for UC2B to complete the Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant-funded construction through September 30, 2013 (previous deadline: January 31, 2013). NTIA also approved and designated an additional 61 organizations as Community Anchor Institutions, including the United Way […]

Green Street Lane Closure

Broeren Russo Construction, Inc. is announcing an upcoming lane closure on Green Street for the construction of 112 E Green Apartments. A portion of the west-bound lane of Green Street between Second Street & First Street (adjacent to the property) will be closed from Monday, February 18, 2013, through Friday, November 1, 2013. The closure […]