City of Champaign News

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 25th, at the I Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, with a 5:45 p.m. reception and 6:30…
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Champaign’s City Council Chambers will be closed to the public August 13-31 for construction and remodeling. To ensure the comfort and safety of staff and visitors, the August 19 and 26 Council meetings have been canceled, and other public meetings will be held in alternate locations. The remodeling includes replacement of all audio-visual equipment, ceiling…
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As the fall semester begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign is holding a move in/out recycle event from August 15-25, 2014. Cardboard dumpsters will be placed around the Campustown area with the purpose of providing students living in multifamily buildings (apartments, condos; co-ops with 5 or more units), fraternities, sororities, and other…
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The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will be increasing enforcement in the campus area the weeks of August 18th and August 25th in an attempt to eliminate large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters. Property owners will be issued notices giving them short response times in which to remove accumulations of trash. If…
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On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at approximately 10:03 AM, the Champaign Police responded to a report of a non-responsive subject along the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad tracks just south of the Springfield Avenue viaduct. Once officers located the subject, it was obvious to them the individual was deceased, and the Champaign County Coroner was called…
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On Saturday, August 9, 2014, at approximately 1:46 AM, the Champaign Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of Tawney Court. Upon arrival, officers learned that a domestic battery had occurred between a 68 year-old father and 40 year-old son, and that the father shot the son during the argument. The…
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The City Council Agendas for the August 12, 2014 Special 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 at 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign at 7:00pm. The meetings are open to the public and participation is…
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The City of Champaign will host a STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Community Service Day on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The STAR Service Day will provide an opportunity for University of Illinois students and community volunteers to participate in community service projects and initiatives to improve neighborhoods located within…
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Champaign Police Officer Kristina Haugen and K9 Cash gave a presentation to a group of children at the Stephens Family YMCA on July 31. Officer Haugen and Cash demonstrated some of the law enforcement duties they perform while on duty with the Champaign Police Department and answered questions from the 3rd through 8th grade youth.

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS  COST OF CONSTRUCTION  DATE ISSUED  OWNER OR DEVELOPER/BUSINESS   2911 Crossing Court  $1,390,000.00  08-05-14  Robesons Inc.  209 E Wilbur  $685,000.00  08-01-14  Living Alternatives

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