Despite some rain and challenging concrete work, the City Building streetscape project is still on schedule. Last week, the contractor completed the last of the planter box walls near the northwest corner of the building. It took a lot of effort and some creative workmanship to construct the uniquely shaped boxes. Now that the boxes… (Read the Rest…)
The life of Lum Rose was celebrated by his family, friends, and City staff with an honorary street dedication ceremony on Friday, October 19. Lum was a barber for 55 years, 40 of those years were in Champaign. He was best known for being the co-owner of Rose & Taylor’s Barber Shop. He passed away… (Read the Rest…)
The City continues to expand and enhance efforts to effectively recruit a diverse pool of applicants for City jobs. Deputy Fire Chief Eric Mitchell and Assistant HR Director Lori Bluhm attended a Firefighter Diversity and Recruitment Workshop on October 19. The workshop provided tools and techniques for outreach and partnerships to connect with a broader… (Read the Rest…)
Lt. Dave Shaffer and Officer Shane Standifer attended the Shadow Wood Neighborhood Meeting on Friday, October 19. Improving relationships with the Latino community and concerns over recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement activities in the area were the topics of discussion.
The Community Coalition sponsored a Police and Community Dialogue on October 18 at Columbia School. The speaker, Dr. Michael Schlosser of the Police Training Institute, gave a presentation on citizens’ rights and responsibilities. An open dialogue between local law enforcement and community members followed the presentation. This event which is aimed at improving the relations… (Read the Rest…)
Champaign Police Officer Rob Wills gave a presentation to the citizens of “Strattonville” on October 24. Since February 2012, the focus of students at Stratton Leadership and Microsociety Magnet School has been learning about society and democracy and designing their own. Officer Wills’ presentation informed students about the “Life of a Police Officer.”
On October 16, Champaign Community Coalition and the Champaign Police Department met at Apostolic Faith Church and conducted a “Walk as One” event in the Bristol Park Neighborhood. The coalition canvassed the neighborhood to share important crime prevention and safety information and discussed ways to address neighborhood concerns with neighborhood residents.
Yesterday, at 4:00 PM, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of E. Eureka for a single-car accident with injuries. At the accident scene, officers encountered a male driver who had been involved in a rollover accident. Officers observed a 1998 Chevy Lumina resting in the yard of a residence with the driver trapped underneath… (Read the Rest…)
Champaign Police arrested 24 year old Lyle W. Gallez for Armed Robbery of the Big Lots, 2002 W. Springfield Avenue on October 22, 2012 at approximately 9:00 PM. Gallez entered the store while armed with a knife and demanded money. When the store employee could not open the register, the suspect left the store. Responding… (Read the Rest…)
On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, GIRE Roofing will be temporarily closing one northbound lane of Walnut Street between Clark Street and University Avenue in order to place a crane for roofing at 11 E University. The crane will be removed and the lane will be reopened by the end of Thursday, October 25, 2012. During… (Read the Rest…)