City of Champaign News

Starting Monday, August 11, 2014, weather permitting, Cross Construction will CLOSE Market Street between Olympian Drive and Ford Harris Road, to begin construction activities for the resurfacing of this section of Market Street. A marked detour route will be in place to direct traffic around the project. The detour route will utilize Olympian Drive and…
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Information Technologies Department (ITD) staff videotaped the Mahomet Aquifer Summit held at the Champaign Public Library on July 12, 2014.  The Summit was held as an educational seminar to educate the public about local efforts to protect the Mahomet Aquifer from contamination.  Multiple presentations were made by experts on this important issue.  Several elected officials…
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As summer turnover begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign and local non-profit agencies are continuing their effort to encourage the students living in multifamily buildings, fraternities, sororities, and private certified housing to donate any unwanted items that can be resold or reused. The date scheduled for drop-off is: Saturday, August 9….
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The latest episode of Champaign Connection runs now through the end of September. Jonathan Westfield (School Resource Officer) discusses “Stranger Danger” and what parents and children should do to make this school year a safe one.  He also reviews school zone traffic rules that some drivers might find confusing. David Oliver (Code Compliance Manager) explains…
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The City Council Agenda for the August 5, 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 the agenda…
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Over the past several weeks, City staff has worked with Heartland Parking, the Hill Street Parking Deck’s management company to improve the appearance of the facility. The steel handrails in the stairwells were treated for rust spots and painted black by Cronkhite Painting. This paint has not only improved the look of the stairwells, but…
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Starting Thursday, July 31, 2014, weather permitting, Duce Construction is anticipating the start of construction activities related to new sidewalk and pedestrian crossing improvements as part of a federally funded Safe Routes to School Project. The project includes improvements to the school crossing of Neil Street at Eureka, consisting of a new crossing sidewalk ramps…
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Neighborhood Programs staff went door-to-door with Champaign Park District staff on Friday, July 25, 2014 to sign up families for the special CommUnity Matters program. As of July 28, nine (9) families with a total of 28 children registered for the various summer activities and some families also registered for the year-long Leonhard Recreation Center….
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A City Council Study Session was held this week to discuss the City’s Draft Bristol Place Demolition Policy. Council appreciated the effort to try to develop a “contractor development” aspect to the Demolition Policy. The intent is that through the three year demolition period the City may be able to develop some new minority contractors…
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The final lot at Taylor Thomas Subdivision was transferred to Habitat for Humanity on July 18, 2014. Permits have been submitted to the Building Safety Division for approval. Construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2014. The design of the home will be identical to the home located at 411 Taylor Thomas Lane…
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