City of Champaign News

Detectives with the Champaign Police Department have noticed a pattern in the reported aggravated battery and mob action cases that have occurred over the past few weeks. The Investigations Unit and Patrol Division have evaluated the reports and recognized that the majority of victims in these cases are primarily college students found walking alone on…
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Joint Statement of the Parties At the September 21, 2010 Champaign City Council Meeting, the Council will consider approval of a settlement with the Estate of Kiwane D. Carrington resulting from a wrongful death and survival lawsuit filed in November 2009. The lawsuit stems from the accidental shooting death of 15-year old Kiwane Carrington by…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 2408 Fields South Dr. Bldg. E $1,429,577.00 09/15/10 Regency Consolidated Res/New MultiFamily

Yesterday at 3:50 pm, Champaign Police officers were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Marketview Drive after a passerby reported seeing a body floating in a retention pond nearby. When officers responded to assist the Champaign Fire Department on a “man down” call, they discovered a deceased male lying facedown in the water and…
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Known for Deep Dish, Savannah Breeze, and other light-hearted novels featuring sassy southern women, New York Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews will appear at the Champaign Public Library on Thursday, September 30. At 7 p.m., the author will give a talk entitled “My Fixer-Upper Life,” sharing her enthusiasm for cooking, junk collecting and fixing…
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Local government officials, economic experts, and development organizations will gather near Peoria on Thursday, Sept. 16 to discuss strategies for invigorating the state’s economy. The Downstate Illinois Economic Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wildlife Prairie State Park. The workshop, which is co-sponsored by the Institute of Government and…
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“Citizens Are Encouraged to Remain Alert and Be Aware” The Champaign Police Department is continuing to investigate the recent Aggravated Batteries and Assaults that have occurred on campus and sporadically throughout the City of Champaign over the past several months. “The Police Department has taken a proactive approach to suppress the violent crimes in the…
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