City of Champaign News

On May 18, 2012, Officer Art Miller III graduated from the Illinois State Police five-week Crime Scene Investigation Class in Springfield. The course is designed to establish competency in the discipline of Crime Scene processing and is intended to emphasize the importance of thoroughness, accuracy, and integrity while processing crime scenes. Deputy Chief Joe Gallo,…
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Protecting the Mahomet Aquifer from the threat of a proposed PCB landfill near Clinton was the subject of a town hall meeting on May 18th at the Beckman Institute Auditorium on the University of Illinois campus. Assistant City Attorney, Joe Hooker, who led the discussion, explained how the coalition of local governments will pursue, in…
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This morning, Champaign County Law Enforcement Officials and Concerned Community Members held a news conference to address three (3) recent deaths related to gun violence involving a youth and two young adults. At the news conference, Law Enforcement Officials and community representatives discussed the recent increase in gun violence compared to the same time last…
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Three local men have been arrested and charged with Armed Robbery following a series of robberies to local banks and businesses that have taken place over the past few months. Since February, Champaign has seen a rash in armed robberies to include five bank robberies, three robberies to consumer loan businesses and several other businesses…
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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 2710-2716 JT Coffman $500,000.00 05/10/12 Wilcox Development Group/New MultiFamily 2503 W. Springfield, Bldg T $600,000.00 05/11/12 Royse Brinkmeyer/Repair-Replace MultiFamily (Roof Only) 1401 Devonshire $924,924.00…
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O’Neil Brothers is near the terminus to the John Street Drainage Improvement Project, Daniel and Willis Street. Over the last couple of weeks, the new storm sewer system has worked as designed and prevented flooding at the intersection of Daniel and Willis. Pavement has been constructed to the final intersection of Daniel and Willis. Remaining…
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The Staley Road Project is currently slightly ahead of schedule for stage 1 (Springfield Avenue – Route 10 to Bradley Avenue). Patching is complete and Open Road Paving Company continues to work on pipe culvert extensions, sidewalk ramps, pipe under drains, concrete curb and gutter, full depth road widening, and earthwork items. Later next week,…
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