City of Champaign News

Staff from the Information Technologies Department recently completed a video production of the 2014 CUIHA program. This multi-camera production was recorded live at the I Hotel & Conference Center on September 25, 2014, then edited into a final, broadcast-friendly format. The program airs regularly on CGTV and is available in high-definition on the City’s website…
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Zone Champaign is a project in the Planning and Development Department to update the City’s Zoning Ordinance.  The first phase of the update focuses on the districts in the core of the city including Downtown, Midtown, Campustown and the neighborhoods surrounding them. Changes to be considered include the regulations for the design and scale of…
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In order to remove three trees at 821 South Neil Street, a contractor, Michael Poor, will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street. Also, in order to facilitate the removal of the trees, the 100 west block of Charles Street between South Neil Street and South Randolph Street will be completely closed. The work…
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A Message About Yard Waste Collection and Early Snowfall Forecast In the event of an early snowfall, yard waste collection may be postponed. Rest assured however, that your bags will be picked up on an alternate date and you will not lose the number of collection days allotted to you. As a courtesy, please store…
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Champaign Police are currently searching for the driver involved in a hit and run accident On November 7, 2014, at approximately 8:10 AM, a 17 year-old Central High School student was struck by a sports utility vehicle while walking to school in the area of Clark and New Street. It was reported to police that…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer in the 100 block of west Charles Street, Duce Construction will be closing Charles Street between State Street and Neil Street. No through traffic will be allowed during the duration of this project. Local traffic will have access to this block from State Street, and access to businesses’…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer interceptor at the intersection of Neil Street and Columbia Avenue, Urbana Champaign Sanitary District and Cross Construction will be closing the following lanes: Northbound and southbound Neil Street traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Lanes will shift near the intersection of Columbia Avenue. Eastbound…
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Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to an automatic alarm at Helia Healthcare, 1915 S. Mattis Ave. on November 6, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found the sprinkler system activated and smoke in the laundry area of the facility. Fire crews deployed a hose line to the laundry area and quickly extinguished a fire in a…
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Citizens and City staff submitted 283 total requests during October 2014. This was a 1% increase from September’s 279 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 16 (6%) of the issues.   The Sewer Section responded to 55 (19%) miscellaneous…
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