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I Heart My Aquifer

Serving as the primary source of drinking water for municipalities and homeowners across fourteen counties in Central Illinois, the Mahomet Aquifer is a fundamental element to our neighborhoods. Due to its immense importance within our own community, the City has partnered with other communities and other affected parties, including: Champaign County and Dewitt County; the…
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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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Design an Ad

During the month of February, the News Gazette ran their annual “Design An Ad” contest. In this contest, the News Gazette works with local schools to involve kids in the design of an ad for a local business. From the ads designed for them, the businesses then select the ads that will run in a…
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Champaign Connection – Episode 40

The latest episode of Champaign Connection debuts April 1st and runs thru the end of May 2014. Administrative Services Supervisor Kris Koester shares how the long, harsh winter was responsible for this spring’s bumper crop of potholes.  See how a pothole is created, and how a new app makes them easy to report to Public…
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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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Windsor Road Construction Start and Road Closure

Starting Monday, March 31, 2014, Stark Construction will CLOSE Windsor Road to all traffic between Fields South Drive and Briar Hill Drive for the construction of the Windsor Road Bridge Approaches Project.  Access to Eagle Ridge Drive will be maintained at all times.  A marked detour route will be in place to direct traffic around…
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March 18, 2014 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session Agendas

The City Council agendas for the March 18, 2014 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study 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 and…
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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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