City of Champaign News

The Digital Bookmobile will stop at the Champaign Public Library as part of its national tour on Saturday, July 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Community members of all ages are invited to come aboard to see high-tech displays, try various portable devices, and get a demo of the library’s eBooks, audiobooks, and other…
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The City of Champaign Public Works Department is responding to a report of a large tree down on Mattis Avenue, north of Springfield. Crews are on site and working to remove it. Southbound traffic on Mattis Avenue is being diverted. Please use alternate routes. Removal may take several hours. There are additional reports of trees…
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The Champaign County Continuum of Care, a consortium of agencies and governmental units committed to ending homelessness in Champaign County, conducted a survey of the area’s homeless population on January 28, 2014. This included people both sheltered (i.e. residing in temporary housing for the homeless) and unsheltered (living in places unfit for human habitation, such…
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The City Council Agenda for the July 15, 2014 Regular Council Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building,at 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign at 7:00pm. The meetings are open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download a copy…
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Citizens and City staff submitted 448 total requests during June 2014. June’s count increased by 100 calls compared to May’s 348. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 45 (10%) of the service issues.   The Forestry Section received 128 (29%)…
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In order to install a sanitary sewer service connection for the new high-rise building at 308 East Green Street, Mid-Illinois Concrete will be closing one lane of Green Street, between Third Street and Fourth Street. The closure will begin on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 7 a.m. and will reopen by Wednesday, July 23, 2014,…
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A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. continues to work at the intersection of Healey Street and Fifth Street. Last week, it was discovered that UC2B’s contractor had direction bored through the UCSD sanitary sewer interceptor at two separate locations. The sewer repair slowed A&R’s progress at this location and has delayed opening the intersection to traffic to…
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A&R Mechanical Services electrical subcontractor Champaign Signal & Lighting was onsite this week replacing the old Intermodal parking lot light fixtures with new high efficiency LED fixtures. Installation of the new LED fixtures completes all contractual work at this location.    

After Council approved an additional tier in discount pricing for businesses purchasing 100+ permits, a Campustown business contacted Public Works to inquire about discount pricing in the University District. Public Works staff felt that this was a reasonable application of the City permit process and the City Manager approved the same bulk discount purchases for…
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The City of Champaign has received $23,289.50 in incentives from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program. The City qualified for these incentives by installing energy efficient HVAC equipment in Fire Station 5 (1810 N. Mattis Avenue) and the Police Department. Each piece of equipment was required to…
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