Items tagged: Champaign

Acquisition/Rehab Projects

The City of Champaign has been offering incentives to low-moderate income individuals to purchase new homes in targeted neighborhoods.  The City has been offering this program since for approximately 6 years, but saw the interest drop off during the recession.  As an indication that things may be turning around, there has been renewed interest in…
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Bristol Place Master Plan Presentation to the Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC)

The draft Bristol Place Master Plan was presented to the Housing Authority of Champaign County board members and the public on April 24, 2014 during the regular HACC Board of Commissioners meeting.  Rob Kowalski and Kerri Spear led the discussion.  The neighborhood design with the variety of housing styles, park enhancements, and street layout were…
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Champaign Public Library Wins Prestigious National PR Award

The Champaign Public Library has won a 2014 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award for the Library Foundation’s “Show Some Library Love” fundraising campaign. The honor includes a $10,000 cash award from the H. W. Wilson Foundation. Additional sponsors of the award are EBSCO and the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of…
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Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a damaged water main, Illinois American Water will close one eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Coronado Drive and Park Haven Drive.  The lane closure will begin on Thursday, May 1, 2014 and will reopen on Friday, May 2, 2014.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area….
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Green Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a sanitary sewer service at 301 E Green St., Mayfield Construction will be closing the eastbound lane of Green Street between Third and Fourth Street.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, April 28, 2014 and will reopen on Monday, May 5, 2014, weather permitting.  Eastbound traffic will be shifted around…
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Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to replace telecommunications conduit for AT&T, Western Utility will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Stonegate Drive and Kirby Avenue.  The lane closure will occur Monday, April 28, 2014 through Friday, May 9, 2014.  The lane will be closed during normal working hours from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and…
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First Graders Visit the Library

We want all first graders to get a good start in reading, school, and library use. That’s why we bring first grade classes from Unit 4 and private schools to the library for a fun-filled visit, one school at a time. Book-related games and activities introduce students to the library’s wonderful collection of children’s materials….
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One Anonymous Tip Leads Champaign Police to Six Stolen Guns

An anonymous tip lead Champaign police detectives to a home in the 1200 block of Gertrude Avenue where five stolen handguns and one 12 gauge shotgun were recovered. “Champaign Police have been working diligently to remove unauthorized guns from our city streets.  In light of the recent shootings and shots fired calls, it is apparent…
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Local Law Enforcement Agencies Honor the Fallen

Each May during National Police Week (May 11-17, 2014); the nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement.  Local law enforcement agencies in Champaign County will also pause to honor men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Champaign Police will pay a special tribute to…
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