City of Champaign News

In order to disassemble a tower crane at 524 E. Green Street, Custom Service Crane will close Green Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. Originally, a Monday and Tuesday road closure was scheduled, but due to high winds on these two days, the plan has been adjusted.  The road closure will now occur on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, from 7…
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During the month of December, the City of Champaign will offer free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck as a thank you for patronizing Downtown businesses. People who spend $5.00 or more at any Downtown business or restaurant are eligible for one free visit in the parking deck, good for up to four hours…
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A Message About Yard Waste Bags Placed for Collection AFTER Your Last Pick-up Day. Please be aware that your bags will very likely be picked-up by your waste disposal service (for a fee) if you placed them for pick-up beyond your final collection day.  As a reminder, the City will have another yard waste collection  in early…
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The City of Champaign Fire Department wants to remind our community of the hazards related to turkey frying during this holiday season. The use of turkey fryers can lead to devastating burns, destruction of property and other injuries if not used properly. Champaign Fire Department Turkey Fryer Safety Tips  Turkey fryers should always be used…
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In order to complete a gas service installation at 90 East Bradley Avenue, Ameren Illinois will be closing the following lane: One eastbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Market Street and Champaign Street. The lane closure will begin on Thursday, November 20, 2014, and will reopen by noon on Friday, November 21, 2014. Eastbound Bradley…
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The 2014 entry-level Firefighter recruitment process continues as scheduled. The Human Resources (HR) Department administered an application period in August and a written exam in September. Eighty-nine of the 91 candidates who sat for the written exam successfully achieved the minimum passing score and qualified to participate in on-site interviews on November 13. HR staff…
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The Information Technologies Department is proud to announce that Champaign Government Television (CGTV) recently won its 11th national award.  The most recent honor was announced October 2nd at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Annual Conference.  The Honorable Mention award was received in the Public Service Announcement (PSA) category of the Government…
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The Champaign Police Department is investigating a suspicious death of a 27 year-old male. On November 18, 2014 at 8:17 a.m. police were called to the intersection of Redbud and Forsythia Drives to check on the welfare of an injured man who was found in a car. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased man in a car…
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The City of Champaign and the West Washington Street Watershed Steering Committee are planning to hold an end of project celebration to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements. The Mayor and City Council members will be in attendance at the event. The celebration is scheduled for Thursday, November…
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