Items tagged: City of Champaign

Champaign Recognized as a Most Progressive City

On April 15th, Ameren Illinois presented the City of Champaign with a Most Progressive City award. Champaign is one of only six communities in Illinois to earn this distinction this year. The award was presented by Ameren officials to the City in a ceremony this week. Champaign was selected in part based on the significant…
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City of Champaign Spring Yard Waste Pickup Scheduled

The City of Champaign Public Works Department will begin Spring Yard Waste Pickup on Monday, March 30, 2015. Pickup will last for four weeks and end on April 24, 2015. To assist with distribution of pickup, the City has been divided into five Orange Zones and five Blue Zones, with each zone scheduled for two…
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The City of Champaign Fire Department offers Cooking Safety Tips

Fires resulting from cooking continue to be the most common type of fire experienced in United States households. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the most common cause of cooking fires is due to unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are…
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City of Champaign Joined Next-Generation Broadband Communities to Launch Next Century Cities

Mayor Don Gerard announced Champaign as a leading member of national initiative to advance fast, affordable, reliable Internet This morning, Champaign was featured in the launch of Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities. For more information on Next Century Cities, visit www.nextcenturycities.org….
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Champaign Fire Department Completes Two Large Projects

The Fire Department Life Safety Division completed final inspections for occupancy at two projects in Champaign. The first is a fourteen story high-rise building at 519 E. Green St.  This building features commercial space on the first floor, three floors for a parking garage, and ten floors of apartments.  The building permit was issued in August…
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Windsor Road Interstate 57 Approaches

The City of Champaign would like to announce the opening of Windsor Road from Fields South Drive to Briar Hill Drive at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014. The project is within budget and the road is open on schedule. Landscaping and miscellaneous work items will continue through to the contract completion date of October…
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CGTV Televises Mahomet Aquifer Summit

Information Technologies Department (ITD) staff videotaped the Mahomet Aquifer Summit held at the Champaign Public Library on July 12, 2014.  The Summit was held as an educational seminar to educate the public about local efforts to protect the Mahomet Aquifer from contamination.  Multiple presentations were made by experts on this important issue.  Several elected officials…
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Champaign Connection – Episode #42

The latest episode of Champaign Connection runs now through the end of September. Jonathan Westfield (School Resource Officer) discusses “Stranger Danger” and what parents and children should do to make this school year a safe one.  He also reviews school zone traffic rules that some drivers might find confusing. David Oliver (Code Compliance Manager) explains…
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DCEO Incentives for HVAC Improvements

The City of Champaign has received $23,289.50 in incentives from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program. The City qualified for these incentives by installing energy efficient HVAC equipment in Fire Station 5 (1810 N. Mattis Avenue) and the Police Department. Each piece of equipment was required to…
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