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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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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 631 E Green #100         $301,600.00     01/17/2014      Wright & Green LLC 211 S Staley Rd.    …
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Taylor Street Balconies Completed

On November 5, 2013, Council gave the final approval for a license agreement to Lois Wacholtz, owner of Christopher’s Fine Jewelry Design, to update the building façade, create a new store entrance, and construct new balconies extending over the Right-of-Way on Taylor Street just east of Neil Street.  The balconies were recently completed along with…
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Illinois Marathon Participants Can Support the Library

The Champaign Public Library Foundation is an official Charity Running Partner for the 2014 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 24 to 26.  Participants can run in support of the Library Foundation and enlist supporters through a personalized fundraising page.  Registering for the race through the library gives runners the benefit of the discounted early…
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