City of Champaign News

Champaign City Council adopted an ordinance to ban running bamboo within the City limits effective February 3, 2015. Running bamboo can become an invasive nuisance through the aggressive spread of underground rhizomes resulting in the emergence of new bamboo culms far from the plant. Running bamboo can also grow to a height in excess of…
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The City of Champaign, with Clark Dietz invites the public to an Open House on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Venue 51 located at 51 East Green Street. The Open House will begin with a brief overview presentation of the project followed by time for questions and review of…
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The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting Ice Rescue Training January 20-22, 2015 at Mattis Park on Devonshire Drive in Champaign. Crews will respond to a report of a victim that has fallen through the ice and will perform a rescue of the victim (s). There will be two sessions daily at 8:30 and 10:00am…
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On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at approximately 7:38 P.M., the Champaign Police Department executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Kenwood Road, Champaign, IL. The search warrant was part of an on-going residential burglary investigation involving stolen electronics and firearms. In October of 2014, a burglary occurred at a private residence in Champaign,…
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The City Council agenda for the January 20, 2015 Regular Council Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download the agenda…
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On January 6, 2015, the Steering Committee for the Emergency Family Shelter, which includes Project Specialist Jason Greenly and Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear, met to discuss progress made on rehabilitation work being done to the identified building site.  Rehabilitation includes a roof replacement, asbestos inspections, and some other minor repair needed before opening.  The…
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The NSD STAR Planning Committee met to discuss plans related to the upcoming 2015 STAR Awards Expo to be held on April 30, 2015. The Committee is finalizing the site for this year’s event, with discussions considering the Illinois Terminal , Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Hawthorne Suites Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and…
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Neighborhood Coordinator, John Ruffin and Neighborhood Programs Manager, Kerri Spear met to discuss Consolidated Plan Public Engagement and working with registered a groups and the general public to illicit comments for the next draft Consolidated Housing Plan.  The following list of proposed dates will be used to generate input from the general public for strategies…
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