City of Champaign News

The City Council agendas for the November 18, 2014 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are 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…
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The apartment building at 308 N. Prairie St. has been cited on several occasions over the past 30 years for a lack of a second means of egress.  The current case on this building is an Apartment Inspection case started in 2006.  However, the building was cited for lacking two means of egress in 1982….
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On November 4, 2014 a Contractor Orientation meeting was attended by 14 contractors to explain the contractor pool application, the bidding process, the permitting process, and the requirements for a contractor to participate in the contractor pool.  The application intake will be open throughout the estimated three year demolition period.  This will allow contractors who…
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Neighborhood Services and the Legal Departments conducted the first closing of the Bristol Place properties on November 5, 2014.  Mr. and Mrs. Pardy owned the vacant home at 1208 N. Clock.  Mrs. Pardy had been a regular attendee at the neighborhood meetings held at the Apostolic Church and had participated in the redevelopment focus group…
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Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin facilitated an introductory meeting between representatives from the Daily Bread and existing North First Street Businesses.  Also in attendance representing the City were Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear, Planning and Economic Development Director Bruce Knight, Champaign Police Sgt. Tom Foster, and Councilmember Will Kyles.  The issues of concern outlined by Will Jones…
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Champaign Police Department Participates in the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign During the Thanksgiving Holiday Champaign police are reminding drivers to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Champaign Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement…
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Staff from the Information Technologies Department recently completed a video production of the 2014 CUIHA program. This multi-camera production was recorded live at the I Hotel & Conference Center on September 25, 2014, then edited into a final, broadcast-friendly format. The program airs regularly on CGTV and is available in high-definition on the City’s website…
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Zone Champaign is a project in the Planning and Development Department to update the City’s Zoning Ordinance.  The first phase of the update focuses on the districts in the core of the city including Downtown, Midtown, Campustown and the neighborhoods surrounding them. Changes to be considered include the regulations for the design and scale of…
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In order to remove three trees at 821 South Neil Street, a contractor, Michael Poor, will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street. Also, in order to facilitate the removal of the trees, the 100 west block of Charles Street between South Neil Street and South Randolph Street will be completely closed. The work…
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