City of Champaign News

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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Insituform Technologies will be constructing a new storm sewer liner on the east parkway of Locust Street between Daniel Street and John Street. In order to complete this work, traffic on Locust Street will be narrowed to a single, shared lane. Operations will begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 23 and will run continuously…
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In order to repair a rail crossing, Canadian National Rail will be closing McKinley Avenue between Vine Street and Maple Street. The closure will begin on Thursday, October 23, 2014. While the rail crossing is being repaired Schomburg & Schomburg will be repairing the pavement on either side of the crossing. The closure is expected…
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Mayor Don Gerard announced Champaign as a leading member of national initiative to advance fast, affordable, reliable Internet This morning, Champaign was featured in the launch of Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities. For more information on Next Century Cities, visit www.nextcenturycities.org….
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On October 18, 2014, the Champaign Police Department arrested Joseph Lee Harris, 31, of Champaign, after an arrest warrant for a parole violation was issued. Harris was arrested during a domestic incident involving a female who reported being threatened and battered by Harris. The female was able to flee from the home to a safe…
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The City Council agendas for the October 21, 2014 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and…
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