City of Champaign News

Today at approximately 3:20 p.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to a robbery at First Midwest Bank, located at 812 W. Springfield Avenue. Bank personnel reported that an unknown man entered the bank and displayed a note, which indicated that he was armed with a gun. However, no weapon was actually displayed to the teller….
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In order to restore pavement from a water main repair, Illinois American Water will close one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between William Street and Stonegate Drive. The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 and will reopen by noon on Friday, September 19, 2014. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane…
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To promote rail safety awareness and education, the Champaign Police Department will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week from September 14-20, 2014. Enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings in Champaign to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property.  In addition,…
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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 is being rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project is Beniach Construction. Starting Tuesday September 16, McKinley Avenue will be temporarily a one lane, one way street South Bound from University Avenue to Springfield Avenue….
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The City of Champaign has selected four (4) finalists to be interviewed for the position of Fire Chief. The four (4) finalists will be interviewed September 17-18, 2014. The finalists are: Gary Ludwig, Managing Director of the Ludwig Group, LLC, a 37-year veteran of the fire service, and former Deputy Fire Chief for the Memphis,…
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In order to facilitate installation of fiberoptic conduit for Pavlov Media, Campus Communications Group has closed a northbound lane of Neil Street between Washington Street and Columbia Street. The road closure began on Monday, September 8 and will reopen by Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Traffic will be shifted through the area and one lane of…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer service at 301 S First Street, D&S Sewer Service has closed the southbound lane of First Street between White Street and Marshall Street. The road closure began on Monday, September 8 and will reopen by Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Southbound traffic will be detoured in the area. Northbound…
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The City Council agenda for the September 16, 2014 Regular Council Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download the…
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Finance staff issued the Fiscal Year 2014/15 adopted budget document and posted it on the City’s website. By creating, submitting, and transmitting the document electronically, Finance staff furthered our City’s sustainability efforts (#greenchampaign). Each year the adopted budget is submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the Distinguished Budget Award program. The City…
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The Champaign Police Department is warning residents to lock their apartments at all times. This warning is being issued after the department received multiple reports of burglaries occurring to unlocked apartments. Since August 15, 2014, twenty reports have been filed, indicating that residences were entered illegally and laptops and other electronic items were stolen. Officers…
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