City of Champaign News

Trick or Treat Hours for Halloween, October 31, 2012

Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, regardless of what day […]

CFD Fire Prevention Week 2012 – Destination: Safety Oasis

Champaign Fire Department will host Destination: Safety Oasis with the acclaimed Passport to Safety activities in the Champaign Public Library’s parking lot from 10:00 AM to noon on Saturday, October 13 in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. All are invited to learn, interact, visit and eat with community safety experts from C-U MTD, Carle […]

Healey Street Detention Restoration

Cross Construction has completed the silt removal project at Healey Street Basin. Some of the items completed include: 1) Approximately 60 truck loads or 358 C.Y. of silt material was removed from the south half of the basin. Silt material in the north half of the basin is minimal and removal is not considered cost […]

2012 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation and Improvements Project

This project was awarded at the July 5 City Council meeting and consists of rehabilitating various sanitary sewers and appurtenances located throughout the City. It includes a total of approximately 800 lineal feet of new sanitary sewer installed by Horizontal Directional Drilling in the south 500 block of Lynn Street neighborhood and “upsizing” approximately 280 […]

University Avenue Tree Walk 2012

On Saturday, October 20, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., the City of Champaign and the University of Illinois Extension will be holding a tree walk along University Avenue. This location will provide participants with the opportunity to view over 45 trees both common and uncommon to Champaign in a three block area. The walk will […]

1000 Block West Vine Street Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department facilitated a neighborhood meeting for the 1000 block of West Vine Street in order to respond to concerns of neighbors about zoning and code compliance issues. The meeting was attended by representatives from various City Departments, Council Members Karen Foster and Marci Dodds, and 15 residents from the block. In order […]

CDBG-R Garden Hills Sidewalk

This week ended the grant period for expending CDBG-R stimulus funds. The City of Champaign installed a total of 1300 lineal feet of sidewalk and 12 access sidewalk ramps on the north side of Paula Drive from Garden Hills Drive to Honeysuckle Lane. The total grant amount awarded to the City was for $204,000 of […]

Over 300 City Planners converge on Champaign!

The American Planning Association is the primary professional organization for city planners across the country. The Illinois Chapter of the APA is one of the largest chapters in the country with over 1,500 members. Each year the APA-IL conducts an annual conference with three days of educational conference sessions, mobile workshops, social events and training […]