City of Champaign News

2016 Sewer Lining Project

Hoerr Construction will continue performing pre-cleaning and televising throughout the City of Champaign for the 2016 Sewer Lining Project.  Sewer lining rehabilitates existing sewers to a like-new condition.  Beginning on Wednesday, June 22, initial cleaning will begin on Wright Street between University Avenue and Springfield Avenue.  All work is dependent on weather conditions. Operations began […]

C-U International Humanitarian Awards Call for Nominations Extended

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 14th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored  September 8, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 South Neil Street, Champaign) at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: • To honor individuals whose work has contributed significantly […]

Mable Thomas Park

Mable Thomas Park has been the scene of numerous complaints from neighborhood residents living in homes adjacent to the park, and reports from county and local police concerning large groups of unsupervised youth fighting, vandalizing and destroying park equipment. After discussions with Champaign County officials regarding ongoing park sustainability, it was determined that the park […]

Neighborhood Community Development Meeting With PhD Student

Neighborhood Services Department staff met with Natalie Prochaska, a new PhD student at the University of Illinois Department of Urban and Regional Planning.  Ms. Prochaska is very interested in neighborhood community development and is eager to work with the department to get a better understanding of the work we do as well as the larger structural […]

Community Reinvestment Group

Neighborhood Services Department staff met with partners for the monthly meeting of the Community Reinvestment Group (CRG). Members were pleased with the credit seminar attendance in April and would like to hold another credit seminar in October. The plan is to again host the meeting at the offices of Habitat for Humanity and to work […]

Site Triangle Issue Abated

Environmental Inspector Kim Burnett investigated a complaint on May 24 regarding overgrown bushes blocking a public sidewalk at the intersection of Southwood and Stratford Drive.  Burnett verified the bushes not only were blocking pedestrian access to the sidewalk but were also creating a site triangle visibility issue at the intersection. A notice was issued to […]

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Steering Committee

Neighborhood Services Coordination staff hosted the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) Steering Committee for the second organizational planning meeting on June 9 and 10.  Representatives from 14 of the RNNC member cities attended the meeting to discuss local plans for hosting the 2016 RNNC in Champaign-Urbana. The group received an update from representatives of the local planning […]

United Garden Hills Executive Steering Committee Meeting

Neighborhood Services Coordination staff attended the monthly United Garden Hills Executive Steering Committee meeting on June 6. The Steering Committee heard presentations from the Lift Them Up Program, a pilot youth engagement initiative that will be implemented in the Garden Hills Neighborhood in partnership with Rev. Barnes of the Metanoia Center and the Champaign County Township.  Lt. […]

HOME Funds Receive Slight Increase

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) previously announced to the Urbana HOME Consortium that the FY 2016/17 entitlement grant for the HOME program would be $637,772. However, HUD recently announced that the HOME grant amount was incorrect and the new Urbana HOME Consortium grant increased to $641,206. This means a slight increase to […]