Items tagged: Illinois

State of Illinois Fiscal Year 2014/15 Budget Fix

The State of Illinois recently adopted a budget “fix” to fund services that would have been cut this year if the State had not taken any action. The State took certain money, designated to specific services, and moved it to fund other services (referred to as a “sweep”).  Some of the sweeps affected revenues that the State shares…
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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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Illinois American Water Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform an emergency repair on a water main, Illinois American Water will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Hessel Blvd and Fairway Drive. The lane closure will begin on Monday, February 16, 2015 and will reopen on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in…
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Click It or Ticket Campaign – Thanksgiving 2014

Champaign Police Department Participates in the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign During the Thanksgiving Holiday Champaign police are reminding drivers to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Champaign Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement…
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Motor Fuel Tax Additional Funding

In July 2009, the State enacted the Illinois Jobs Now! program to create and retain over 439,000 jobs over six years with additional statewide capital construction funding (http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/jobsnow/). Over five years the City of Champaign received five Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) payments of $326,804 each, totaling $1.63 million, for transportation infrastructure projects. The City funded…
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Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals Vendor Fair

The Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals held their annual vendor fair on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at City View located in the Illinois Terminal Building. Mya Clements and David Oliver represented Code Compliance and were on hand to answer questions regarding inspections of multi-family and single family rental property. They were joined by Nichole Millage…
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Champaign Police Department to Participate in Illinois Rail Safety Week

To promote rail safety awareness and education, the Champaign Police Department will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week from September 14-20, 2014. Enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings in Champaign to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property.  In addition,…
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Windsor Road Project

The State of Illinois awarded a contract to Stark Excavating to widen the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57. Construction began on April 1. The road will be open to traffic on August 15, 2014. Construction will be completed by October 15, 2014. Stark is installing storm sewers on the east of…
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Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform a pole replacement and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Willis Avenue and McKinley Avenue. The lane closure will occur on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Westbound traffic will be reduced to…
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