Monday, July 1, 2013

4th of July Parade & Celebration


      Millage Park @ 10:00am

Decorate your bike and join the parade or grab 
a chair and enjoy! Follow the fire truck around 
the park to the celebration afterward!

Inflatables  -  Face Painting  -  Popsicles

A tradition you don’t want to miss!

Friday, June 21, 2013

 Additional Cats Test Positive for Tularemia

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Encourages Citizens to Keep Cats Indoors to Help Minimize Tularemia

Champaign, IL – The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is encouraging area residents to keep cats indoors to reduce the likelihood of contracting tularemia. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District has identified two additional cats positive for tularemia in Champaign-Urbana. Previously, five cats were diagnosed with tularemia at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine; one cat from Champaign and one from Urbana; and three cats from two households in Savoy. Tularemia is caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis found in animals (especially rodents, rabbits and hares).

Cats may prey on rabbits and rodents and become infected or they may become infected through tick exposure. Cats may develop a variety of symptoms including high fever, mouth ulcers, depression, enlarged lymph nodes and behavioral changes including not eating. Persons whose cats have contact with the outdoors should take their pet into the veterinarian if they should develop these symptoms.

People may also contract tularemia developing sudden fever, chills, headaches, diarrhea, joint pain, muscle aches, cough and weakness. People can become infected by handling pets or wild animals with tularemia, being bitten by ticks or by inhaling the organism. If you develop symptoms of tularemia see your health care provider.
To reduce the chances that your cat will become infected:
·        Do not allow your cat to hunt outdoors
·         Consult with your veterinarian to make sure your cat is protected from tick bites
            Report any unexplained large die-offs of rodents or rabbits to your local animal control

To reduce the chance that you or your family members will become infected:
·         Wear tick protection when outdoors
·         Do not mow over sick or dead animals
·         Do not handle wild animals

·         Cook wild game meat thoroughly before eating and use gloves when handling the animal and preparing the meat for cooking
·         Take any pet with symptoms of tularemia to the veterinarian

If you have questions about tularemia in humans, please contact Rachella Thompson, Communicable Disease Investigator, with CUPHD at (217) 531-5361 or your health care provider. If you are a cat owner or have questions about tularemia in animals, please contact your veterinarian. Visit or for additional information.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Annual Meeting 2013 - May 14, 2013

The Cherry Hills Homeowner's Association Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00pm at the Windsor Road Christian Church. Join us for board member elections, to hear about upcoming neighborhood projects, and enjoy some refreshments with your neighbors!

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Message from the President

The Cherry Hills Homeowner’s Association Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 14.  The turn out this year was very encouraging.  This year’s new board members are: Carla Barcus, who will be assuming the office of Treasurer; John Kroppman and I.  I was elected President by the board following the annual meeting.

Draft minutes from the annual meeting have been posted to the Association’s website.  This year the board will concentrate on upgrades to the commons areas and road maintenance in the subdivision.  Already the drainage issue at the Cherry Hills Rd entrance off of Windsor has been addressed with improvements to the storm drain and road ditch currently underway.  If you are aware of any deteriorating roads in the subdivision please email me no later than January 15, 2013.  (oh and Happy New Year!) I will be working with the City of Champaign and Champaign Township to have roads repaired but we need to put together a list of sites that need attention.  Also, please be sure to trim trees and bushes back from sidewalks, keep trash containers stored out of sight and please make sure your front yard light is working.

If you need to contact me my email address is:

Have a safe winter.
Art Siegel

Monday, September 12, 2011

Association Dues 2011

There has been a delay in sending out the association dues statements. They will be going out over the next two weeks, and will be due by October 31, 2011. Late fees will not be assessed unless payment isn't received by October 31.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Annual Meeting 2010

The Cherry Hills Homeowners Association Annual Meeting will be held July 27 at 6:30pm at the Windsor Road Christian Church.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Upcoming Countywide Residential Electronics Collection - May 8

The next opportunity for areawide residents to drop off old or unwanted electronics items for recycling, at no charge, will be on Saturday May 8, 2010.  The residential electronics collection will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The News-Gazette Distribution Center located at 3202 Apollo Drive in Champaign.     

The Countywide Residential Electronics Collections are organized to allow residents in vehicles to drop off unwanted electronics items in a safe and relatively quick manner.  Teams of volunteers and workers unload vehicles that line up to be emptied at four or five drop off stations in a ‘pit row’ style.  Approximately 75 persons will be volunteering or working onsite to unload each vehicle and keep the line of vehicles moving as safely and efficiently as possible.

Residents each can bring up to 10 electronics items to the event. 

List of Acceptable Electronics Items To Be Collected From Residents For Free:

  • televisions (any size or any type of TV, including console or projection TVs)
  • computers
  • laptops 
  • computer monitors
  • printers
  • scanners
  • keyboards and mice
  • mobile phones cables
  • zip drives
  • fax machines
  • VCR players
  • DVD players
  • MP3 players
  • PDA’s  (Personal Digital Assistants)
  • video game consoles
This collection is coordinated by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission and sponsored by the local government jurisdictions of Champaign County, City of Urbana, City of Champaign, and Village of Savoy.  Also a sponsor, The News-Gazette has offered its Distribution Center as the host site for the 2010 collection events. The University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center are assisting with promotion of the collection events. The contractor for the May 8, 2010 electronics collection is Vintage Tech Recycling, Inc., based in Romeoville, IL.

In 2008, Illinois passed legislation that set statewide recycling and reuse goals to be met by electronics manufacturers for all covered electronics devices.  (Refer to Illinois Public Act 95-0959, known as the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act)  

Data Security Vintage Tech Recycling, Inc., recycling contractor for the electronics collection events, will meet or exceed the data security requirements and standards as set forth in the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, utilizing data wiping software and/or hardware shredding processes.  The recycling contractor assumes no responsibility for information left on any hard drive, nor does the event coordinator and host site.  

Contact.  If you have questions or comments about the upcoming May 8, 2010 Countywide Residential Electronics Collection, you may contact Susan Monte, Champaign County Recycling Coordinator, via email at or via phone at (217) 328-3313.