City of Champaign News

The City of Champaign would like to announce the opening of Windsor Road from Fields South Drive to Briar Hill Drive at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014. The project is within budget and the road is open on schedule. Landscaping and miscellaneous work items will continue through to the contract completion date of October…
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As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on McKinley Avenue from University Avenue to Springfield Avenue will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Beniach Construction, will begin work Tuesday, August 19, 2014, weather permitting. This work involves patching of the existing concrete pavement, sidewalk repairs, construction of ADA compliant…
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On Friday, August 15, 2014, at approximately 3:10 AM, Champaign Police responded to a local hospital for a patient being treated for a gunshot wound.  The victim is a 26 year-old male. The injuries were not life threatening, and the victim was able to provide the police with a statement. According to the victim, he was a…
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NSD completed a mass mailing to both tenants and property owners in the Bristol Place Neighborhood advising them of the City’s interest in purchasing their property.  Letters to the tenants explained that they were not being asked to move, just being made aware that we are in contact with the owners of their homes about…
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Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson and key NSD staff attended this event in Springfield and participated in sessions focusing on fair housing, mental health challenges in housing, resident advisory boards, creating housing partnerships for the homeless and affordable housing development.  Keynote speakers over the two days included Senator Dick Durbin and HUD Regional Director Antonio…
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On Tuesday, August 5, the City of Champaign participated in the annual National Night Out Celebration.  7 neighborhood groups who are registered with the City applied for funds to help assist them with hosting of neighborhood-based events.  The Champaign Park District also hosted a Sounds at Sunset event in Douglass Park that ran concurrent with…
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In June 2014, the Neighborhood Code Compliance Division received a complaint regarding a damaged storm drain inlet located in a private driveway east of Taco Bell Restaurant. After receiving the complaint, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete responded and issued a violation notice to the property owner. Due to the extensive amount of work required, it…
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On Thursday, August 7, 2014, the Champaign Police Department, along with the United States Marshal Service, announced the successful completion of a one day sex offender compliance and verification check. On August 7, 2014, a multi-agency enforcement team conducted unannounced visits to the homes of known sex offenders within Champaign County. Law enforcement officials followed…
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On Monday, August 11, 2014, Champaign Police responded to an address in the 1100 block of N. Sixth Street for a report of shots fired. The residents of this address reported that sometime during the early morning hours, someone fired rounds into their home. Upon arrival, the officers found that the residence had been struck…
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The cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 25th, at the I Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, with a 5:45 p.m. reception and 6:30…
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