City of Champaign News

On November 4, 2014 a Contractor Orientation meeting was attended by 14 contractors to explain the contractor pool application, the bidding process, the permitting process, and the requirements for a contractor to participate in the contractor pool.  The application intake will be open throughout the estimated three year demolition period.  This will allow contractors who…
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Neighborhood Services and the Legal Departments conducted the first closing of the Bristol Place properties on November 5, 2014.  Mr. and Mrs. Pardy owned the vacant home at 1208 N. Clock.  Mrs. Pardy had been a regular attendee at the neighborhood meetings held at the Apostolic Church and had participated in the redevelopment focus group…
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Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin facilitated an introductory meeting between representatives from the Daily Bread and existing North First Street Businesses.  Also in attendance representing the City were Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear, Planning and Economic Development Director Bruce Knight, Champaign Police Sgt. Tom Foster, and Councilmember Will Kyles.  The issues of concern outlined by Will Jones…
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Champaign Police Department Participates in the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign During the Thanksgiving Holiday Champaign police are reminding drivers to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Champaign Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement…
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Staff from the Information Technologies Department recently completed a video production of the 2014 CUIHA program. This multi-camera production was recorded live at the I Hotel & Conference Center on September 25, 2014, then edited into a final, broadcast-friendly format. The program airs regularly on CGTV and is available in high-definition on the City’s website…
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Zone Champaign is a project in the Planning and Development Department to update the City’s Zoning Ordinance.  The first phase of the update focuses on the districts in the core of the city including Downtown, Midtown, Campustown and the neighborhoods surrounding them. Changes to be considered include the regulations for the design and scale of…
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In order to remove three trees at 821 South Neil Street, a contractor, Michael Poor, will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street. Also, in order to facilitate the removal of the trees, the 100 west block of Charles Street between South Neil Street and South Randolph Street will be completely closed. The work…
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A Message About Yard Waste Collection and Early Snowfall Forecast In the event of an early snowfall, yard waste collection may be postponed. Rest assured however, that your bags will be picked up on an alternate date and you will not lose the number of collection days allotted to you. As a courtesy, please store…
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Champaign Police are currently searching for the driver involved in a hit and run accident On November 7, 2014, at approximately 8:10 AM, a 17 year-old Central High School student was struck by a sports utility vehicle while walking to school in the area of Clark and New Street. It was reported to police that…
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