City of Champaign News

Bristol Place Update

The City of Champaign has acquired 48 properties in Bristol Place. Fifteen demolitions are completed and a contractor is working to close out one more demolition with staff continuing to work closely with Bristol residents on relocation assistance.  An ‘Invitation to Apply for the Bristol Place Demolition Contractor Pool’ was advertised to new contractors interested […]


Public Survey to Measure Effectiveness of City Communications

The City of Champaign is committed to achieving excellence communicating with those we serve.  In our ongoing efforts to attain that goal, the City has launched a new public survey to measure the effectiveness of our communications and to learn about areas in which we can improve.  The City encourages residents to take a short […]


2016 STAR Awards Ceremony

STAR Awards Ceremony Thursday, April 21, 2016 Reception – 6:00 pm; Awards Ceremony – 7:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign On Thursday, April 21, 2016, the Neighborhood Services Department and the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board will host the Seventh Annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results)  Awards Ceremony. The STAR Awards Ceremony, presented by the […]


Police Investigate Shooting Incident at Mattis North Apartments  

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | laeisha.meaderds@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police responded to the 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive early this morning, March 26, at approximately 2:03 AM, after receiving multiple reports of shots fired and receiving notification that a 24-year-old Champaign man was transported to the hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Upon arrival […]


Residential Fire – 1802 Cypress Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1802 Cypress Drive on March 26, 2016, at 4:16 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and flames visible from the structure. Rescue and suppression efforts began immediately. Nineteen (19) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately forty-four (44) emergency response personnel […]


CommUnity Matters Spring Fling Event Planning

Neighborhood Services Department staff met with the CommUnity Matters partners to finalize the event planning for the 2016 Spring Fling Community Resource Fair.  The event will be held at the Douglass Center and Douglass Park on Monday, May 16 from 5 to 7 pm.  The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for […]


Commercial Permits Issued

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer/Business 601 S First,  #102 $819,084 3-18-2016 Healey Place LLC 2624-2630  Hunters Pond $1,121,000 3-22-2016 Edward Rose  Development Co


Homeowner Association Engagement Summit

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD), in collaboration with the Ironwood Homeowner Association, hosted the first quarterly meeting of Homeowner Association (HOA) Leaders.  The goal of this new initiative is to create an environment where NSD can provide technical support and advice and HOA leaders can meet and provide peer-to-peer sharing related to issues of common […]


Operation HOPE – University of Illinois Visit Day

Neighborhood Services Department staff attended the University of Illinois’ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) visit day with 60 high school students who participate in the Operation HOPE program at Central and Centennial High Schools. The visit included a tour of campus, meetings with admissions and career programming deans in the College of Liberal Arts and […]


DRAFT Annual Action Plan and DRAFT Neighborhood Programs Manual – Open for Public Comment

The DRAFT Annual Action Plan and DRAFT Neighborhood Programs Manual have been published to the City’s website and is available for public comment until April 13. A copy of these documents are also available at the Champaign Public Library, the Douglass Branch Library and at the Neighborhood Services Department. The Annual Action Plan is a document […]