City of Champaign News

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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On May 16, 2014, the City’s Environmental Sustainability Specialist, Nichole Millage and recycling intern, Aria Perbohner, along with Champaign County Recycling Coordinator, Susan Monte, City of Urbana Environmental Sustainability Manager, Scott Tess, City of Urbana Recycling Coordinator, Courtney Rushforth, and U of I Zero Waste Coordinator, Bart Bartels, took a tour of local recycling facilities….
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The latest episode of Champaign Connection debuts June 1st and runs thru the end of July 2014. Dorothy David (City Manager) reflects back on her first year as City Manager, and talks about  the new experiences she has enjoyed and the City’s continued successes.  Hear why she says Champaign’s future is filled with new and…
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On Tuesday, May 27, A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. began work on the Intermodal Parking Lot Improvements Project.  They are currently in the process of patching the north half of the main Intermodal parking lot at Market St. and University Ave.  By Friday, May 30, A&R will have completed all patching, routing, sealing and striping on…
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