City of Champaign News

The Neighborhood Services Department sponsored the inaugural STAR Community Service Day Event on Saturday August 23rd.  The event was a collaborative community building and improvement initiative done in partnership with approximately 120 volunteers and support from Lincoln’s Challenge, Champaign Public Works Department, University of Illinois Office of Volunteer Programs, Latter Day Saints, Champaign Unit 4…
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On Tuesday, August 19th, the Neighborhood Services Department sponsored a Garden Hills Neighborhood Landlord Round Table Breakfast at El Toro Bravo in Champaign.   The landlord engagement activity was the first outreach activity to engage landlords as part of the Code Compliance Action Plan for the Garden Hills Neighborhood. Property Owners in the Garden Hills Neighborhood…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS  COST OF CONSTRUCTION  DATE ISSUED   OWNER OR DEVELOPER/BUSINESS  710 N Mattis  $315,000.00  8-25-14 Becknell Industrial  1908 S First  $1,565,880.00  8-22-14 Dodds Company, BD of Trustees of U of I  507 S Second  $5,340,361.00  8-21-14 2nd Street…
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Petitions for the Office of Mayor and At-Large City Council Members, and other campaign materials will be available in the Office of the City of Champaign City Clerk, 102 North Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820 beginning Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Petition information and forms will also be available on the City’s web…
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The Fire Department Life Safety Division completed final inspections for occupancy at two projects in Champaign. The first is a fourteen story high-rise building at 519 E. Green St.  This building features commercial space on the first floor, three floors for a parking garage, and ten floors of apartments.  The building permit was issued in August…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS COST OF CONSTRUCTION DATE ISSUED  OWNER OR DEVELOPER/BUSINESS  1807 W Bradley A – C  $362,000.00 8-19-14  Andrew Fell Arch & Design, Mohammed Eikram  29 E Green  $15,882,000.00 8-19-14  Hartshorne Plunkard Arch  2041 S. Neil  $750,000.00 8-18-14…
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The Champaign Police Department will be participating in the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving campaign, which focuses on the deadliest time of day for motor vehicle fatalities.  The intensified enforcement effort against the overwhelming number of late-night impaired drivers and seat belt law violators emphasizes the disproportionate number of traffic…
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The State Farm Center will be conducting major electrical work over the weekend. To accomplish this, electricity will be turned off at the facility. This power outage will affect traffic signals on Kirby Avenue at First Street and Fourth Street. These two intersections will be converted to four-way stops starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 22,…
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On August 18, 2014 Champaign Police Officers responded to a report of a person attempting to steal a bicycle in the 200 Block of East Stoughton.  Officers located an individual matching the suspect’s description a block away and stopped to investigate the reported bicycle theft. As officers were speaking with the individual they detected a strong…
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