Items tagged: City of Champaign

I Heart My Aquifer

Currently the aquifer is vulnerable  to contamination and needs to be preserved for future generations.  Designating the aquifer as a sole source aquifer (SSA) can provide additional federal protection to ensure its use for future generations.  SSA Designation provides additional federal protection by requiring U.S. EPA review of all federally funded projects to ensure that…
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City of Champaign 2014 STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony

STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony Thursday, April 17, 2014 Expo – 5:30 pm; Awards Ceremony – 7:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign On Thursday, April 17, 2014, the Neighborhood Services Department and the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board will host the Fifth Annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Expo and Awards Ceremony….
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Homeschool Fair to Highlight Community Makerspaces

Parents who are homeschooling—or looking into the homeschool option—are invited to visit the free Homeschool Fair at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., on Saturday, April 19. It’s a chance to connect with supportive resources in the Champaign-Urbana community, see a 3D printer in action, and learn how makerspaces and high-tech tools are creating…
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April 8, 2014 Regular Study Session & Closed Session

The City Council agenda for the April 8, 2014 Regular Study Session & Closed Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged….
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City of Champaign Conducts Executive Level Recruitments

The City of Champaign continues to conduct executive level recruitments for the positions of Human Resources Director and Fire Chief. After nationwide searches, interviews for both positions will take place the week of April 7, 2014. Human Resources Director candidates to be interviewed on April 7, 2014 are: James Gallaher is currently Assistant Vice President/Chief…
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Urban Ag as Community & Economic Development Tour

Staff from the Neighborhood Services, Planning and Development Departments, and Council member Will Kyles attended a tour of Urban Agriculture sites in Chicago on Friday, March 7.  The tour was organized by Prosperity Gardens with participation from University of Illinois Extension, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, Randolph Street Community Garden, and more.  Attendees toured…
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February Service Requests

The Public Works Department saw a large increase in service requests during the month of February.  Citizens and City staff submitted 669 total requests during February 2014.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. More citizens began using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, to report any problems. There were…
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Tree City USA Designation

On April 1, the City of Champaign is scheduled to receive their 29th consecutive Tree City USA designation.  Tree City USA is a foundation for effective, well-organized tree care programs.  Along with community pride comes practical benefits such as contributing to safer and healthier urban forests, and providing municipal officials the opportunity to deliver better…
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Country Fair Drive Lane Closure

In order to facilitate a fiber optic bore across Country Fair Drive, AT&T and Custom Underground will be closing one lane of Country Fair Drive just north of Springfield Avenue (between Springfield Ave and White St).  The closure will begin on Thursday, March 13, 2014, and will reopen on Monday, March 17, 2014, weather permitting….
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Kirby Avenue to Close at Copper Slough Bridge

Starting Monday, March 17, weather permitting, the Champaign Township Highway Department will CLOSE Kirby Avenue to all traffic between Holmstrom Drive and Cobblefield Road to remove and replace a section of failed pavement on Kirby Avenue adjacent to the bridge over the Copper Slough drainage ditch. Champaign Township expects Kirby Avenue will be closed from…
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