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March 4, 2014 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session

The City Council agendas for the March 4, 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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Champaign Students Compete in Black History Month “Battle of the Books”

A total of 80 students from seven schools competed in Champaign Public Library’s 11th annual Battle of the Books on February 22, 2014. This team competition for grades 3 to 5 teaches students about black history while it promotes reading. For several weeks prior to the event, students study 25 books, both fiction and nonfiction,…
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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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ICC Approves Funding for the Olympian Drive Railroad Bridge

On February 20, 2014 the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved railroad crossing protection funding in the amount of $7.8 million to construct the Olympian Drive bridge over the Illinois Central Railroad. Reaching an ICC decision on the railroad bridge took over two years and is an important step in moving the Olympian Drive (Apollo Drive…
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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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