City of Champaign News

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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John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, and Cliff Peete, Property Maintenance Inspector, met with the residents along Mittendorf Street in North Champaign on May 1, 2014 to discuss their concerns related to code compliance issues and the transitioning neighborhood.  Cliff responded to the code concerns immediately by contacting one of the new homeowners to inform them of…
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John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, met with a resident of the 200 block of West Eureka Street who was interested in restarting the Stratton Neighborhood Watch group.  This resident was a former group leader when the group was previously registered with the City.  After the discussion, it was decided that the group’s priorities will address public…
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The Garden Hills Clean and Green committee held a street clean-up on Saturday, May 24, 2014.  David Oliver, Code Compliance Manager, was on hand to assist the group with litter removal along Paula Drive. The group was assisted by Councilmember Will Kyles and a group of youth from Restoration Urban Ministries. Prior to the clean…
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Neighborhood Services Department, in partnership with the Champaign Unit 4 Schools’ Title 1 Program, Community Matters, the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association, and the Champaign Police Department entertained and educated approximately 500 patrons on Monday May 19th at the Community Resource and Spring Fling Fair held at Garden Hills Elementary School. Outside, 60 children participated…
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It’s that season–to buy and sell real estate; the City usually starts to see an increase in real estate signs being placed around town. The Champaign City Code provides specific regulations on the placement, number, and size of signage allowed. These regulations are intended to allow real estate agents to effectively market a property while…
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The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the potential severe weather that is forecasted to affect our area overnight into tomorrow. According to the National Weather Service heavy rainfall in the amount of up to four inches and high wind gusts may accompany this storm. A crew will remain…
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In order to repair brick pavement failures, Schomburg & Schomburg Contractors will be closing Elm Street between Springfield Avenue and Union Street. The closure will begin on Wednesday, June 4, 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 than…
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In order to facilitate roofing work at 30 Main Street, Custom Service Crane will be closing one northbound lane of Walnut Street between Taylor Street and Main Street for crane placement. The road closure will occur from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on: Thursday, June 5 Friday, June 6 Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane…
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