City of Champaign News

Q: What had eight legs, ran on steam and will be 150 years old next month? A: The original Champaign Fire Department. Yes! The Champaign Fire Department turning 150 years old on July 8, 2015! Many things have certainly changed in Champaign’s modern fire department; fire engines aren’t horse drawn or steam driven today but dedicated…
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Fire Department officials from the City of Champaign Fire Department urge you to be safe this 4th of July holiday. Each year there are thousands of injuries across the United States due to fireworks. It is important to note that any fireworks other then items such as sparklers and snakes are illegal to use in…
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LANE CLOSURES AT SPRINGFIELD AND MATTIS Champaign – In order to repair and install fiber optic conduit and cable for AT&T, Custom Underground will be excavating in the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Mattis Avenue. In order to complete this work, the following lanes will be closed from Monday, July 6, 2015 to Monday, July…
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  Police Increase Enforcement for July 4 Holiday Champaign Police will increase traffic enforcement of alcohol-impaired and unbuckled drivers this weekend, in conjunction with the Fourth of July holiday.  The enforcement is part of the statewide Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket effort. Drunk driving is an epidemic…
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The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane reduction on US 150 from the Sangamon River in Mahomet to Mattis Avenue in Champaign will begin July 6, 2015. The lane reduction is necessary for resurfacing, patching, guardrail replacement, pedestrian ramp updates, and culvert repair work to be completed on US 150. One lane of…
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In order to install new fire and domestic water services at 509 E. Green Street, Miller Enterprises will close the eastbound lane of Green Street, between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. The lane closure will occur from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, through Thursday, July 2, 2015. One lane of…
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In order to repair brick pavement failures, Feutz Contractors will be closing Elm Street between Clark Street and University Avenue.  The closure will begin on Monday, July 6, 2015.  No thru traffic will be allowed in the construction area. Driveway access for properties off of Elm Street will be closed for no more than seven…
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  In the last four days, there have been over 25 reported motor vehicle burglaries in Champaign. The majority of these incidents have occurred around Southwest Champaign and most-to-all of these incidents were unlocked vehicles. Police encourage citizens to be more aware and offer the following tips to help protect your valuables: Lock vehicle doors…
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In order to facilitate an emergency alley concrete pour, Feutz Contractors will be closing the northbound lane of Fourth Street between White Street and Stoughton Street. Flaggers will be on each end of the closure in order to maintain two-way traffic. The closure will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015, and will…
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In order to perform fiber optic boring work, Campus Communications Group will close one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Round Barn Road and Green Street.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, June 29, 2015, and will reopen on Thursday, July 2, 2015.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

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