City of Champaign News

FIRE CHIEF INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED After a nationwide search, the City of Champaign has selected three (3) finalists to be interviewed for the position of Fire Chief.  The three (3) finalists will be interviewed March 10 and 11, 2014.   The finalists are: Greg Main, currently serving as District Fire Chief for the Evansville, Indiana Fire…
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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 101 W. University (4th Floor) $300,000.00 03-05-14 Christie Management Co.  2100 Fox Dr. B & C $700,000.00 03-03-14  NADBOL, LLC  1211 S. Prospect $597,225.00…
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Working closely with the Champaign Police Department, Information Technologies Department staff recently produced three 60-second public service announcements (PSAs) which promote responsible drinking and accountability.  Though the PSAs were released just before “Unofficial”, they were produced so they can be aired anytime of the year. One PSA features three University of Illinois football players (Wes…
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The Human Resources and Police Departments administer programs to recruit and select a diverse group of qualified candidates for entry-level Police Officer positions. The number of minority and female applicants exceeded City Affirmative Action goals, which are based on expected availability of minority and female applicants for the job.  The Human Resources and the Police…
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Lacey Rains Lowe from the Planning and Development Department participated in Forum Week at Campus Middle School for Girls. Each semester, one week is devoted to special programming, guest speakers and lessons on a topic selected by the students. This semester, urban planning was the selected topic for Forum Week. Students participated in a hands-on…
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On March 3, 2014, the detectives from the Champaign Police Department Investigations Unit arrested Jailyne A. Roberts, 18, and Joseph W. Tate, 19, both of Champaign for burglary. Arrest warrants had been obtained for both Roberts and Tate who are being held at the Champaign County Jail on $500,000 bond.  The Rural King was burglarized…
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On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the City of Champaign will host an introductory Public Open House at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green Street. This open house will introduce the Green Street Phase III project to attendees and seek public input on preliminary design concepts for the Green…
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The City Council agendas for the March 4, 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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A total of 80 students from seven schools competed in Champaign Public Library’s 11th annual Battle of the Books on February 22, 2014. This team competition for grades 3 to 5 teaches students about black history while it promotes reading. For several weeks prior to the event, students study 25 books, both fiction and nonfiction,…
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