City of Champaign News

Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear completed the first phase of the certification process to become certified as a NFPA Fire Inspector I. The first phase consisted of passing an 100 question exam on March 13, 2013. The second phase is the practicum phase. In the practicum phase, seven different types of facilities must be inspected….
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Recently, Public Works staff participated in a four-hour defensive driving training class provided by Bill Bloch at CCMSI. This training focused on recognizing hazards, understanding the defense, and acting correctly in time. The class also watched intense videos showing the impacts of distracted drivers. Defensive driving helps to save lives, time, and money, in spite…
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In order to complete a water service connection at 1801 W. Springfield Avenue, DUCE Construction will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Springfield Avenue and Healey Street. The closure will occur on Thursday, April 4, 2013, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one…
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In order to remove and replace the sidewalk, curb and gutter at 804 N. Neil Street, Feutz Contractors will be closing one northbound lane of Neil Street between North Street and Eureka Street. The closure will begin on Monday, April 1, 2013, and will reopen on Friday, April 5, 2013. Northbound traffic will be reduced…
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A total of 494 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during March 2013 in the Public Works Department. This count increased by 182 (58%) requests compared to the 312 requests that were received in February. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. SeeClickFix, a mobile app,…
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On March 28, 2013, Lt. Dave Shaffer, Intelligence Analyst Renae Yandell and Kerri Spear from Neighborhood Services gave a presentation to representatives from Community Elements and the Center for Women in Transition on how utilizing Intelligence Led Policing can help address and combat domestic violence issues.

The Police Department is now accepting applications for its Youth Police Academy. All Youth Police Academy sessions will be held at the ILEAS Training Center located at 1701 E. Main Street in Urbana, IL. Basic Class:  June 24-27, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Advanced Class*:  July 8-11, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Applications…
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