City of Champaign News

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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Citizens and City staff submitted 693 total requests during July 2014.  This was a 55% increase over June’s 448 calls, a huge leap by 245 requests.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff.  The greatest number of calls, 152, was recorded on July 12 following a large rainfall. Citizens…
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As students return to school on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the Champaign Police Department is reminding motorists and pedestrians to observe applicable laws near school zones. In an effort to promote safe school zones for students, the Champaign Police Department will place radar trailers in various school zones throughout the city. Reminders for Drivers:  When approaching a…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer service at 603 West Union Street, Stephens Excavating and Concrete will be closing Union Street, between Lynn Street and New Street, starting on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, and reopening by the end of the day on Friday, August 22, 2014, weather permitting. The street will be closed to through traffic,…
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