City of Champaign News

Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear has been working with the owner of 715 Kenwood on housing issues.  The owner is under an extension agreement to have all violations corrected by September 16, 2014.  As part of this extension agreement, the owner agreed to demolish an old shed on the property.  As of September 12, 2014…
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The annual Certified Housing Inspections started on September 2, 2014.  Property Maintenance Inspectors Mike Lambert and Tim Spear have completed inspections in 16 of the 54 facilities as of September 12, 2014.  The facilities that are inspected in the first two weeks of the program are facilities that had the highest amount of violations in…
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As of Friday, September 12, 111 students have registered for the Fall Fire Factor Academy.  This event will take place at the Illinois Fire Service Academy on September 27, 2014.  Dormitory student fire marshals are being trained at the academy, so 120 to 150 students are expected to attend.  The online learning portion of the…
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Neighborhood Code Compliance made a presentation on running bamboo to the Champaign City Council during a study session on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The study session was in response to recent complaints of running bamboo becoming invasive and not contained to an owner’s property. Code Compliance Manager David Oliver presented facts on running bamboo to…
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Today, September 18, 2014, the City of Champaign, through a contract with Insituform Technologies, began a storm sewer-pipelining project in the West Washington Watershed area. The proposed project will consist of lining approximately 2,600 lineal feet of 36-inch diameter storm sewer located along the north side of Washington Street stretching from Russell Street to Mattis Avenue….
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As part of its Risk Management program, the City maintains a membership in the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). Risk Manager Larry Krause is the City’s representative and is on the board of the Mid-Illinois Chapter of RIMS.  The chapter meets monthly from September through April with presentations on a variety of risk management…
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Today at approximately 3:20 p.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to a robbery at First Midwest Bank, located at 812 W. Springfield Avenue. Bank personnel reported that an unknown man entered the bank and displayed a note, which indicated that he was armed with a gun. However, no weapon was actually displayed to the teller….
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