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The Champaign Insider – The First Edition & Sign-Up Information

The City of Champaign is proud to launch its first e-newsletter, designed to help openly share information about City actions, events, and decisions with the Champaign public in an effort to be a more honest, transparent government. City leaders have heard the requests to increase transparency and share more information with our citizens. The City…
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New GED Online Practice Available for Free

The GED just became more challenging—and is now offered only online.  Students can prepare for the new exam using a free online GED test practice tool available through Champaign’s Public Library website. Library cardholders can access Peterson’s Prep for the GED® from any computer where two full-length practice tests are available in English and Spanish….
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Permits Issued

The following commercial permits were issued this week.  Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business    2006 N. Prospect           $1,865,000.00      02/07/14        Thompson Thrift/Gander Mountain    314 E. Clark  …
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Champaign Connection – Episode 39

The latest episode of Champaign Connection debuted February 1st and runs through the end of March. This episode covers a variety of interesting topics which include: Lacey Rains Lowe, City Planner, discusses the recent changes that allow Champaign residents to raise chickens in their own backyards. Find out why the change was made and what…
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February 11, 2014 Special Regular Meeting, Regular Study Session, & Closed Session Agenda

The City Council agendas for the February 11, 2014 Special Regular Meeting, Regular Study Session, & Closed Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome…
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Effective Supervisory Practices Training Series

The Human Resources Department is coordinating a six-part Effective Supervisory Practices Training Series for managers and supervisors presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).  The training is broadcast through webinars with presentation materials available for attendees.  The first session, “The Makings of a Leader:  Roles of a Supervisor/Supervisory Leadership”, was attended by 18 staff…
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Champaign Police Explorer Post 258

The “First Nighter” Orientation kickoff for the Champaign Police Department Explorer Post 258 was held on January 23, 2014.  Volunteer Police Officers who manage and conduct Explorer Post 258 met with eleven recruits and their parents for the program orientation.  Champaign Unit 4 Schools provided the refreshments for the First Nighter and the local Target…
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration was held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Hilton Garden Inn. The theme this year was, “A Future Filled with Fast and Marvelous Opportunities”.  This commemorative annual event is dedicated to recognizing excellence in community service and humanitarianism by individuals and organizations in our…
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Burnham County Market Development Agreement Concluded

In 2006, the City Council approved a development agreement with Neimann Foods for development of the grocery store space associated with the Burnham Redevelopment project.  The agreement provided for the reimbursement of local sales and food and beverage taxes for a period of 5 years beginning from the date of operation or up to $715,000,…
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