Garden Hills Residents Can Gain Valuable Energy Saving Tips During Upcoming SLEEP Workshops

Garden Hills residents can receive insights about ways to reduce their energy consumption and save money on their utility bills during four upcoming workshops. Presented by the City of Champaign and the RPC, in conjunction with Ameren Illinois, the workshops are being held as part of the recently launched Safety, Lighting, Energy Efficiency Program (SLEEP), to improve safety and energy efficiency in the Garden Hills area. City of Champaign staff will be on site to share information on improved home safety with an emphasis on lighting up the neighborhood with exterior lighting. Each of the workshops will cover the same information.

They are scheduled for:

  • June 12 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Arrowhead Bowling Alley (1401 N. McKinley)
  • June 13 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Developmental Services Center (1304 W. Bradley Avenue)
  • July 11 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Illinois workNet Center (1307 N. Mattis)
  • July 13 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Jericho Missionary Church (1601 W. Bloomington Road)


SLEEP was developed for the Garden Hills neighborhood and an area of approximately 130 houses bordered by McKinley Ave., Bradley Ave., the Illinois Brick Company, and the Kraft plant. It is implemented through a partnership between the City of Champaign, the RPC, and Ameren Illinois for eligible single-family households in the form of grants and matching funds.

For more information on the workshops and SLEEP, visit To learn more about the energy-saving programs and services Ameren Illinois offers, visit

Jennifer Carlson – 217-403-7070 – [email protected]
Maurey Williamson – 217-328-3313 – [email protected]