City of Champaign News

Insituform Technologies will be constructing a new storm sewer liner on the west parkway of Edwin Street between Washington Street and Church Street. In order to complete this work, traffic on Edwin Street will be narrowed to a single, shared lane, and work hours will  be extended through the night of Wednesday, October 1. Operations…
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In order to restore pavement from a water main repair, Illinois American Water will close one northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Breen Drive and Ventura Drive. The lane closure will begin on Monday, September 29, 2014, and will reopen by Friday, October 3, 2014, at noon. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane…
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(First Midwest Bank, 812 West Springfield Avenue) (Illini Arcade, 33 East Springfield Avenue A suspect in the First Midwest Bank robbery, which occurred on September 15, 2014, and the Illini Arcade robbery, which occurred on September 12, 2014 has been arrested. On September 22, 2014, MICHAEL ALEXANDER, 37, of Rantoul, was arrested in the 5900…
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Starting September 25, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin patching, milling, and paving work on Duncan Road between Kirby Avenue and Springfield Avenue. This phase of the work will cause significant delays. Motorists are urged to take alternate routes if possible. There will be one lane open at all times; however, expect five- to 10-minute…
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The Color Run 5-K will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  The race will start at the northeast corner of Market Place Mall, near Market Street.  Road closures will start at 6:45 AM and the race will begin at 8 AM.  The following streets will be closed or have limited access: Town Center Boulevard, from Neil Street…
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The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident, which occurred on September 23, 2014, at approximately 10:23 PM in the 500 block of Alabama Avenue. At 10:24 PM, officers responded to a dispatch of shots fired in the area, after receiving multiple calls from the public. Upon arrival, officers located a 23 year-old…
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On Saturday, September 27, Fire Factor 19 will ignite students’ minds and spur them to action. One Hundred and Twenty University of Illinois student-leaders from across the campus will gather at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Dr. for this Semester’s fire safety / awareness training. During the morning event, students will “escape” from…
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In order to repair the traffic signal at the intersection of University Avenue and Chestnut Street, CS&L will be working on the southbound lane of Chestnut Street, with occasional lane closures on University Avenue. The lane closures will occur from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Both roads will remain open…
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