City of Champaign News

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded yesterday to a report of a working fire at 1102 Centennial Dr. in Champaign. Upon arrival, fire crews found fire venting through a window on the second floor at the front of the building. Champaign fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. All occupants were out of the residence…
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On July 25, 2014 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to Chase Bank, 201 W. University Ave, for a reported robbery. Police received information that a man entered the bank and handed the teller a threatening note while demanding money. The suspect then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency…
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On July 24, 2014, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Champaign police officers responded to the intersection of Mattis Avenue and Bloomington Road for a report of an accident involving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a Champaign Police Department squad car. Witnesses reported seeing a pickup truck drive westbound on Bloomington Road and collide with the squad…
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A&R Services has completed the Fifth Street and Healey Street intersection and will open it to traffic on Wednesday, July 24, 2014. A&R is in the process of working toward the Fourth Street intersection along Healey Street installing new sidewalk, curb & gutter, pavement, and storm sewer. The project is scheduled to be completed by…
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Schomburgh & Schomburgh will finish all work north of Springfield Avenue in the North Campus TIF area this week, and will begin working on Daniel Street between First Street and Third Street. The work involves sidewalk repair, sidewalk ramp replacement, and curb & gutter repair. This work is scheduled to be completed by August 15,…
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In order to repair pavement failures, Schomburg & Schomburg will be closing a section of Olympian Drive between Prospect Avenue and Market Street. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. No through traffic will be allowed in the construction…
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As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, Beniach Construction will continue work to reconstruct the pavement on Fourth Street from Vine Street to Bradley Avenue. Due to the construction, it will be necessary to close Taylor Thomas Lane at Fourth Street beginningThursday, July 24. Taylor Thomas Lane will be accessible from Fifth…
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The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile will make a stop at the Champaign Public Library from 1-5 pm on Saturday, July 26.  The Digital Bookmobile is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile containing high definition monitors, premium sound systems and a variety of portable media devices for patrons to search and try out the library’s digital collections. …
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Applications are now being accepted for the entry-level firefighter eligibility list process. The Human Resources and Fire Departments are working with Stanard Associates to provide firefighter application and testing services. Stanard has specialized expertise in firefighter recruitment and assessments and will expand Champaign’s targeted outreach to a broad group of diverse, qualified applicants, while also…
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