The Illinois Institute for Local Government Law has recently announced its awards for the Year 2012, one of which has been awarded to City Attorney Frederick C. Stavins. Fred received the Institute’s Annual Innovation Award on February 20, 2012 at the Institute’s Annual Meeting in Naperville. He is a current Board Member and former President… (Read the Rest…)
The Neighborhood Services Department, in partnership with United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association, are working together to develop a neighborhood improvement plan to address ongoing challenges impacting neighborhood livability. The plan will outline short, medium, and long term goals in key areas such as housing, public safety, public works, infrastructure and parks and open space. The… (Read the Rest…)
Foreclosure filings through December of 2011 are now reported. The chart below outlines the activity over the past few years. 2011 saw an average of 8.83 foreclosure filings per month, slightly higher than 2010. The increase is partially due to banks that had placed a moratorium on foreclosures to review paperwork now actively pursuing delinquent… (Read the Rest…)
Officer Jonathan Westfield also served as a panelist for the TALK Foundation’s community forum on anti-bullying held at the Champaign Public Library on February 20th. The TALK Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the safety and well-being of children in East Central Illinois and throughout the world.
Last week, Champaign Police officers Jonathan Westfield, Andre Davis, and Jeffrey Pickett attended two internship and career fairs at Eastern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). At the UIS fair, Officer Westfield took the time to visit with Homer Simpson and the Mel-O-Cream team.
A project to inventory all trees within the City of Champaign Street rights-of-way was completed this past January. Completion of this project gives the City a valuable digital inventory in GIS format. Public Works staff will now be able to utilize the tree layer in the Work Order / Asset Management system Cityworks. This will… (Read the Rest…)
The Human Resources Department and Police Department administered promotional testing for the rank of Police Sergeant on February 13 and 14. Eighteen police officers participated in the testing process. Step one was a written examination covering leadership and supervision, legal guidelines and City/Police Department policy and procedure. Step two involved completion of three assessment center… (Read the Rest…)
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 903 W. Anthony Dr. (Bldg. 1) $564,968.00 02/14/12 Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon/New Vanilla Box 901 W. Anthony Dr. (Bldg. 2) $434,754.00 02/14/12 Lone… (Read the Rest…)
Champaign Police Lieutenant Michael Paulus continues to be active in providing training to law enforcement agencies around the State as well as Indiana on Excited Delirium Syndrome Response. Lt. Paulus has presented recently at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago as well as in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He presented in Rockford,… (Read the Rest…)
In an effort to increase awareness about the entry-level police officer application process, Champaign Police Department recruiters are attending area career fairs. This week, recruiters are onsite at Eastern Illinois University’s “Career Network Day”, internship and career fair (Wednesday) and the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Career Fair (Thursday) to provide information on internship and… (Read the Rest…)