City of Champaign News

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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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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