City of Champaign News

ANNUAL PAVING PROJECT Champaign – Starting June 16, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the City’s annual asphalt paving project. Anthony Drive from Mattis Avenue to Marketview Drive Hagan Street from Bloomington Road to Kenyon Road Kenyon Road from Hagan Street to Market Street Dobbins Down Neighborhood within City limits (Dale Dr., Walters Dr.,…
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Contact:   City of Champaign Community Relations Office, Phone:  217.403.8830, Fax:  217.403.8835   EXTENDED – 2014 CHAMPAIGN URBANA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Cities of Champaign and Urbana have extended the nomination deadline and will continue to accept nominations for the 12th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 25, 2014, at…
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On June 3, 2014, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception.  Award recipients for 2013 are: Officer of the Year:  Ed Wachala Employee of the Year:  Laurie Curatolo Valor Awards:  Dave McLearin, Geoff Coon Lifesaving: Jonathon Westfield, Chris Young, Cory Phenicie, Brad Krauel, and Bill Killin Commendation Awards Brian…
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Champaign Police Department to Enforce Reduction of Celebratory Gunfire during the July 4th Holiday Season What:  Celebratory gunfire remains a problem in many cities, particularly during the July 4th holiday season, and sadly, it can often have tragic results when innocent people are hit by the bullets and injured or killed. The reality is that any bullet discharged…
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In order to repair brick pavement failures, Schomburg & Schomburg Contractors will be closing Elm Street between White Street and Union Street. The closure will begin on Monday, June 9, 2014. No thru traffic will be allowed in the construction area. Properties with driveway access off of Elm St. will be closed for no more…
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HUD APPROVES $3,524,000 LOAN GUARANTEE TO CHAMPAIGN, IL The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has approved a $3.5 million loan guarantee under Section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to the City of Champaign to provide financial assistance for the Bristol Park…
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Effective June 1, 2014, The Center for Women in Transition and a Woman’s Place Domestic Violence Program will be known as Courage Connection.  This change will unite the shelter, housing services, programs, and outreach under one name.  Currently, Courage Connection is the only agency that offers a full spectrum of services for victims of domestic…
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The City of Champaign hosted a training course from the National Community Development Association (NCDA) focused on practitioners in the federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME program).  The three day course included 18 practitioners from around the country and three local staff.  The event was offered at the Champaign Police Department, which provided great accommodations…
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John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator met with the Krannert Center for Performing Arts Community Engagement team, the SITI Company theater group, and community team members to discuss the proposed theater project development.  The proposed project will be a collaborative project in conjunction with the theater group and community stakeholders.  It was agreed that the group will…
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