City of Champaign News

Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us, 217-403-6909 ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY:  Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect On June 5 at approximately 9:17 AM, Champaign Police responded to a reported bank robbery at First Financial Bank, located at 1611 S. Prospect Avenue. Upon arrival, it was determined that a robbery had occurred…
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In order to install a sanitary force main for the Urbana Champaign Sanitary District, Stark Excavating will be closing lanes of Armory Avenue between First Street and Fourth Street.  Lane closures began on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, and will continue through Friday, June 19, 2015.  The installation is a moving operation and the lane closures…
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In order to install a sanitary sewer service at 911 S. Fourth Street, Mid Illinois Concrete and Excavation will be closing the westbound lane of Chalmers Street, between Fourth Street and Third Street. Eastbound traffic will remain open in this block. The lane closure will begin on Monday, June 8, 2015, and will reopen on…
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Code Compliance Manager David Oliver co-presented with Property Maintenance Inspector Stephen Chrisman from Urbana at the University of Illinois Tenant Union Tenant Services and Landlord Resources Conference on Friday, May 29, 2015. There were two goals for the conference: For attendees to share their collective expertise in the field, and to build bridges with both…
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The Neighborhood Services Department and Champaign Park District held the first of six block festival events scheduled at neighborhood locations throughout the city.  The Human Kinetics event was organized in partnership with the Beardsley Park Neighborhood Association to engage residents of the Beardsley, Garwood, and ShadowWood neighborhoods.  The event was well attended and included food,…
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Neighborhood Services Department Staff organized a follow-up retreat for the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association.  The meeting was attended by invited guests from different demographic groups within the neighborhood and staff representatives from Neighborhood Services, Public Works, and Champaign Police Departments.  Police and Public Works provided an update on key initiatives being implemented in the…
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Holiday Drive As part of the City’s Annual Concrete Street Maintenance Project, Stark Excavating has completed all concrete work on Holiday Drive from Frank Drive to William Street.  The work consisted of removal and replacement of large portions of the existing pavement, curb and gutter replacement, and sidewalk repairs. Lawn restoration will be completed later…
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Stronghold Construction Inc. of Monee, IL continues to make progress on the construction of the Fire Station 3 addition project.  In the past two weeks, they have constructed the roof on the new addition, installed a new door and window, and demolished the old north exterior wall. Exterior brick installation has begun and should be…
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