On Wednesday September 12, Risk Manager Larry Krause attended the Safeworks Illinois Work Injury Conference in Oak Brook. The goal of the conference was to bring together all stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system in Illinois to review current trends and policy. Further discussion involved best practices and opportunities for improvement in the treatment and… (Read the Rest…)
Finance staff issued the Fiscal Year 2012/13 adopted budget document and posted it on the City’s website. Each year the adopted budget is submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association for the Distinguished Budget Award program. The City has received this award annually for 22 years and staff is optimistic that the City will attain… (Read the Rest…)
The “Get on the Bus” program through Weston Exploration within University Housing will tour the Champaign Police Department on Friday, September 21, 2012. This event allows for many first-year college students to explore different careers throughout the community. The tour and talking with officers will help students to understand the careers available in the Champaign… (Read the Rest…)
Champaign Police Officer Katherine Thompson will represent the department at the University of Illinois Sociology Internship Fair on Friday, September 21, 2012, in Lincoln Hall. The purpose of the fair is to recruit college students for internships, primarily from the Sociology Department, but from other departments as well.
Champaign Police Detective Joe Johnston represented the department at the Eastern Illinois University Job Fair on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. “Career Network Day,” is an ideal opportunity for the department to connect with potential candidates seeking full time and internship opportunities.
Beginning Monday, September 17, 2012 – A&R Mechanical Services closed the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the City Building. This closure is for the purpose of removing existing sidewalk pavers and constructing landscape planters as part of the streetscape project along the north side of the City Building. The main entrance to the City Building,… (Read the Rest…)
The City Council Agenda for the September 18, 2012 Regular Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download a copy of the… (Read the Rest…)
The Office of the State’s Attorney and the Illinois State Police have conducted initial reviews of the September 9th officer-involved shooting investigation and released their findings. “We are pleased with the pace of this investigation and the timely release of information. However, there are still internal reviews to be conducted,” says Chief Cobb. Per departmental… (Read the Rest…)
Yesterday, area law enforcement agencies arrested 19 people during a county-wide sweep targeting individuals that have outstanding warrants. Both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign have experienced shootings and/or homicides and police officers are responding to reports of shots heard, or encountering individuals in possession of firearms with increasing frequency. In addition,… (Read the Rest…)
The Urbana Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) project has been awarded the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) 2012 Community Broadband Project of the Year. The award recognizes UC2B “for deploying an innovative, open-access Fiber to the Home network, and turning on its head the traditional model of starting with the most lucrative areas… (Read the Rest…)