Winter weather can cause alot of damage to vacant properties.

Winter weather can cause so much damage to a vacant home. Pipes can freeze from the expansion of water; items in the home such as appliances can freeze over. The problem is not just the fact that it is cold. The bigger issue is that the home is vacant and the water in the systems is not getting moved. The water freezes and then expands bigger than the pipes circumference. Your investment property now has damages that will cost tens of thousands of dollars.

CIRPP Christmas Party Sponsored by Hughes Real Estate

Thursday December 4, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CST
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Westgate Mall
313 N. Mattis Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821
Please drop in 
for a toast of good cheer
to the Holiday Season
and the coming New Year
This event is completely free -- NO CHARGE!!!

14th Annual Center City Parade of Lights

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 6 p.m.
The holiday season can't begin until Santa makes his way through the streets of Downtown Champaign. The Champaign Center Partnership is once again thrilled to bring you the 14th annual Parade of Lights!
This community favorite features floats, marching bands, and Santa Claus himself. The event concludes with the lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree in the One Main Plaza immediately following the parade.
Pre-parade entertainment begins at 5 p.m.

Employment non- compete agreements- legal or not?

NOTE: Change the REASONABLE in all capitals to italics or underline.

Q: Are non-compete agreements like the one that Jimmy John’s wants to enforce legal?

A: Non-compete agreements are disfavored, so Jimmy John’s got an uphill climb. To enforce theirs, they’d have to show it’s reasonable. And even if it’s reasonable, a recent case says it’s unenforceable if the employee worked less than 2 years.

Enforceable non-compete agreements usually involve professionals with special skills, or business secrets or client lists that someone might take to a competitor.

November General Meeting 11-20-2014-Tips from experts on Winterizing your investment

Come to the General Meeting to get some tips and advice from local experts.
Urbana Fire Marshal
 Phil Edwards
Champaign Fire Marshal 
John Koller
Champaign Property Maintenance Inspector
 Tim Spear 
Thursday November 20, 2014 
from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
City View Meeting and Banquet Center
Illinois Terminal
45 E. University Ave.

Champaign & Urbana are accepting mercury thermostats for recycling.

The City of Champaign is accepting mercury thermostats for recycling. Thermostats can be dropped off at our Public Works facilities. The City of Urbana is also collecting them. Contact Urbana Public Works for a drop off site.
For more information, contact Nichole Millage​​ Environmental Sustainability Specialist.
David R. Oliver, CCEA
Code Compliance Manager
City of Champaign
Neighborhood Services Department