Items tagged: NSD

City Abatement

Two Administrative Search warrants were obtained by the Code Compliance Division of Neighborhood Service Department to clean up two properties that had been cited for refuse and unapproved outdoor storage. Neighbors had been concerned about properties for some time, and the owner has continued to not comply with notices of violation. The two properties are […]


NSD Neighborhood Leaders Meeting

On Wednesday October 7th, NSD hosted its monthly virtual neighborhood leaders meeting. The meeting participants included 26 leaders from groups throughout the City. Participants were treated to a conversation with Kandace Turner, University of Illinois Associate Director of Public Engagement. Ms. Turner shared an overview of the Shield Program implemented by the University to safely […]


Edwin Watchout Group All Call Meeting

The newly established Edwin Watchout Group hosted its first all call neighborhood meeting on Saturday, October 10, 2020, taking advantage of the use of the NSD Zoom account to host virtual meetings, a benefit offered to all registered neighborhood groups. The Edwin Watchout Group’s primary concern is speeding in the area. Officer Leslie Kerr was […]


Southwood Drive Neighborhood Cleanup

On July 11th, the Southwood Drive Neighborhood Watch Group used City of Champaign small grant funds to complete a neighborhood cleanup.  The group ensured a COVID-safe event by dividing the neighborhood walking path into zones, assigning a small group of people to clean each zone, providing hand sanitizer and masks, and scheduling appointments for people […]


Landlord/Tenant Virtual Forum

On July 9th, the Neighborhood Services Department – Coordination Division facilitated a virtual landlord/tenant forum.  The purpose of the forum was to educate both groups about their rights and responsibilities, provide resource information, and share fair housing enforcement information.  Fifty-six landlords, tenants, and community stakeholders participated in the virtual meeting and were treated to presentations […]


Code Compliance Division Resumes Additional Code Inspections

The Code Compliance Division has added additional inspections types beginning June 15, 2020.These additional inspection types include housing and nuisance cases. Examples of housing cases that will now be addressed are interior tenant inspection requests, exterior housing complaints, and vacant structure cases. Some examples of nuisance cases that will now be addressed are inoperable vehicles, […]


NSD Hosts Virtual Leader Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted its first virtual Neighborhood Leaders Forum via zoom on May 13th. The meeting provided an opportunity to virtually connect with leaders from 23 registered groups representing neighborhoods throughout the City for Champaign. Champaign Police provided an update regarding policing priorities and operational changes in response to COVID-19. Neighborhood Coordination shared […]


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 […]