Items tagged: Champaign

Homeless Education and Awareness

The annual One Winter Night fundraising event in downtown Champaign, sponsored by CU at Home, was held from 5:30 – 9:00 pm on Friday, February 6. This year’s event included a new an educational component regarding homelessness. The Champaign City Building served as the educational space with several vendors set up in the atrium while various […]

Housing Authority of Champaign County To Utilize Local Codes

The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) will be utilizing local municipal code requirements for tenant based voucher units in the Housing Choice Voucher Program effective July 1, 2015. This will be applicable to the City of Champaign, City of Urbana and Village of Rantoul. For the unincorporated areas, HACC will utilize the property maintenance codes […]

Permits Issued:

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   204 S Fifth  $1,700,000.00  1-27-15  Campus Investments, LLC

City of Champaign Ban on Running Bamboo

Champaign City Council adopted an ordinance to ban running bamboo within the City limits effective February 3, 2015. Running bamboo can become an invasive nuisance through the aggressive spread of underground rhizomes resulting in the emergence of new bamboo culms far from the plant. Running bamboo can also grow to a height in excess of […]

Champaign Fire Department Ice Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting Ice Rescue Training January 20-22, 2015 at Mattis Park on Devonshire Drive in Champaign. Crews will respond to a report of a victim that has fallen through the ice and will perform a rescue of the victim (s). There will be two sessions daily at 8:30 and 10:00am […]

Champaign Police Arrest Subjects with Stolen Firearms

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at approximately 7:38 P.M., the Champaign Police Department executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Kenwood Road, Champaign, IL. The search warrant was part of an on-going residential burglary investigation involving stolen electronics and firearms. In October of 2014, a burglary occurred at a private residence in Champaign, […]

Champaign Park District – Block Party Discussions

Neighborhood Coordinator, John Ruffin met with Jameel Jones, Outreach Director from the Champaign Park District, to discuss a series of upcoming block parties that will be conducted throughout the City.  The block parties are focused on making program services equitable throughout the community and will be focused in neighborhoods we have targeted for Neighborhood Action […]

Champaign Fire Department Offers Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon monoxide is invisible and deadly. You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Often the problem isn’t recognized until it is too late. According to Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller the City of Champaign Fire Department responded to 253 calls involving carbon monoxide (CO) in 2014. Of the 253 calls, […]

Distinguished Budget Award

Once again, the City’s has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award for the Fiscal Year 2014/15 budget document. The City has received this award annually for 24 years, which shows a strong commitment to producing the highest quality budget document that reflects the guidelines and best practices established by GFOA and […]

December Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 185 total requests during December 2014. This was a 6% decrease from November’s 197 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 26 (14%) of the issues.   Asphalt had a total of 42 (23%) requests. […]