Monthly Archives: May 2013

Permits Issued:

The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more: Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 112 E. Chalmers $3,700,000.00 05/28/13 Lancaster I, LLC/New Multifamily (Lancaster Apts.)

Champaign, Urbana, and the University Partner with CUMTD on 2013 TIGER Grant Application

The Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD), in partnership with the University of Illinois, the City of Urbana, and the City of Champaign, is submitting a Federal Department of Transportation TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant application, requesting $13,391,888 in funding to complete important mobility investments in the University District.  The CUMTD TIGER grant…
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University Avenue Work Update

Progress on University Avenue from Mattis Avenue to State Street continues to move forward. Next week the contractor will continue to construct curb and a sidewalk ramp on the south side of the street. There will be intermittent lane closures throughout the construction period. However, one lane will be open at all times. Access to…
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Unit 4 Future Facilities Recommendations

At the May 13, 2013 Unit 4 Board of Education meeting, the recommendations of the Future Facilities Committee were presented to the Board. Both the PowerPoint presentation given by Dejong Richter, the consultant guiding the process, and the recommendations can be found at http://futurefacilities.champaignschools.org/. The recommendations include building a new Central High School, renovating and…
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Police Department Employee Awards

On May 21, 2013, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception. Award recipients for 2012 are:  Officer of the Year: Dan Ward Employee of the Year: Renae Yandell Distinguished Leadership: Sgt. Bruce Ramseyer Valor Awards: Chris Oberheim, John Lieb Lifesaving: Jodie Burnett, Brian Greear Lifesaving: Greg Manzana, Mike Swaney…
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Medication Drop-Off Program

The start of the City of Champaign Police Department’s pharmaceutical drug disposal bin was a huge success. The box was emptied almost ten times! School resource officers Brandon Thomas and Robert Wills have contributed a great amount to the success of this program. The boxes will accept prescription, over-the-counter medicines, and veterinary pharmaceuticals from residents….
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Local Debt Recovery Program

On May 10, the City received its first remittance from the Illinois Comptrollers’ Office Local Debt Recovery (LDR) Program for $5,719.85. As of May 29, City has received three remittances for a total of $12,188.74. As of that date, the total dollars by the LDR Program matched $170,203.50 due to the City. This is a…
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Public Safety Warning

Champaign police detectives are currently searching for a person of interest, Michael A. Mackey, regarding two robberies that have occurred in Champaign. The public is warned not to approach this subject, if recognized. Champaign Police believe that Mackey, who is on parole and has an active parole warrant for his arrest, may be in possession…
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