City of Champaign News

In July 2009, the State enacted the Illinois Jobs Now! program to create and retain over 439,000 jobs over six years with additional statewide capital construction funding (http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/jobsnow/). Over five years the City of Champaign received five Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) payments of $326,804 each, totaling $1.63 million, for transportation infrastructure projects. The City funded…
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Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of smoke & flames seen coming from a house at 109 Roper St. on October 31, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found a small amount of fire at a back window of the structure. Fire crews deployed a portable fire extinguisher to the back of the structure…
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With the holiday season approaching, the City of Champaign is encouraging motorists to use one of the many alternative routes to gain access to the North Prospect and North Neil shopping districts. Both of these corridors are highly trafficked and experience congestion during holiday seasons and other special events; like campus move in weekend and…
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The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating two shootings that occurred early Saturday morning. The first shooting occurred On October 25, 2014, in the 900 block of W. Bradley Avenue at approximately 2:14 AM. Officers responded to the area and located a 35 year-old male gunshot victim, who was found lying unresponsive on the ground….
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In honor of National Community Planning Month, the American Planning Association (“APA”) invited Urban Planners from around the State of Illinois to participate in an educational outreach program geared for middle school students. Two planners from the City of Champaign participated in the event, which took place on October 10th at Bloomington Junior High School….
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As part of the Keep America Beautiful certification process, Keep Champaign Beautiful committee members conducted a Litter Index survey on Friday, October 17, 2014. The survey is designed to provide a baseline which affiliates can use to monitor educational efforts and determine if littering behavior is changing in the community. The Litter Index is an…
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“Citizens Are Encouraged to Remain Alert and Travel in Pairs” The Champaign Police Department and the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) are working closely to implement effective crime prevention strategies on campus. Over the past two weeks, 12 incidents of mob action and robbery have occurred in the U of IL campus area. In…
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Starting Tuesday, October 21, 2014, weather permitting, Norfolk Southern Railroad Company (NSRR) will make repairs to their rail crossings on Wright Street, Fifth Street, and State Street. NSRR will complete the repairs while keeping the streets open to traffic. NSRR will use flaggers and allow one direction of traffic to move at a time as…
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