Items tagged: NSD

City Staff Represents at Booth During C-U Days

The City of Champaign staffed a booth at the annual Champaign-Urbana Days celebration held on Saturday August 10.  The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination division organized the City’s engagement effort for the event with staff representatives from the Neighborhood Services Department, the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights, and the Champaign Police Department providing additional […]


Hundreds Gather Around the STAR Longest Table

The first Champaign STAR Longest Table event was held on Monday, August 12, at the City View Banquet & Meeting Center in the Illinois Terminal building.  Although the event was previously scheduled as an outdoor event, it was moved inside due to inclement weather. 235 people pre-registered online, and even the threat of thunderstorms could […]


Longest Table Moved Indoors & Main Street Road Closure Update

The City of Champaign’s 2019 STAR Longest Table event is being moved indoors due to forecasted weather this afternoon and evening. Main Street between Neil Street and Walnut Street will remain open to all traffic and Fremont Street will not be blocked Registered participants for 2019 STAR Longest Table should go to Cityview Banquet Center […]


Neighborhood Services Department Hosts First of Two Planned Neighborhood Leaders Forums

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Division held the first biannual Neighborhood Leaders Forum on Saturday May 18, at Parkland College. The forum was attended by 13 group leaders and two members of the Neighborhood Services Advisory, who also represent both an active group and one that is working to organize. The Forum was designed to […]


City, Park District Host First Summer Block Party at Country Brook Apartments

On Thursday, May 23, the Neighborhood Services Department partnered with the Champaign Park District to host the first in a series of neighborhood-based block parties to be held this summer. The event was held at Country Brook Apartments. Attendees enjoyed face painting, bounce houses, pizza, dance contests and musical entertainment from DJ Fireproof. Champaign Police […]


City departments mark National Community Development Week

The City of Champaign is proud to celebrate National Community Development Week from April 22-29. This weeklong celebration was designed to draw attention to the accomplishments of the programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs. This annual event started in […]


City Presents Home Maintenance Workshop

On Saturday, March 30, Rehabilitation Technician Joe Lewis presented a Home Maintenance Workshop as part of The Habitat for Humanity’s Money Smart Week program. The workshop was held at the Habitat Restore, 119 E. University, Champaign. The presentation consisted of maintenance tips for homeowners, including visual checks inside and outside the home, replacement of furnace […]


City Completes Demolition of 306 N Fourth Street

A property on North Fourth Street has been demolished following a lengthy inspection and abatement process. In August 2015, the property owner’s failure to correct outstanding code violations resulted in the requirement to register the structure as a vacant nuisance residential building. Unfortunately, the property owner did not register the property or complete any rehabilitation […]


City Staff, Community Partners Attend Software Workshop

On March 14, staff from the Neighborhood Services Department attended a workshop hosted by ADVHS, the Bristol Place developer. Also in attendance were community and government partners including First Followers, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Housing Authority of Champaign County and Illinois WorkNet. The workshop introduced the ePRISM software platform and provided the opportunity for […]


Property Maintenance Staff Provides Update on West Kirby Avenue Vacant Structure

Due to outstanding code violations including boarded doors and windows, a property on West Kirby Avenue became subject to the requirements of the vacant nuisance residential buildings ordinance.  Failure of the property owner to comply with the ordinance resulted in the case being forwarded to the City Legal Department for litigation.  As a result of […]