City of Champaign News

The Illinois State Climatologist’s Office indicates that November 23 is the average date for the first measurable snow, with December 2 being the average date for the first one-inch or more snowfall. In preparation for this coming winter season, Public Works conducted its annual Snow and Ice Training on November 6, 2012. Fifty Public Works…
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In late October, the City’s Public Works Department received a Supplemental Permit from the IEPA for the City’s former landfill. The permit approved a hydrogeologic investigation report defining a groundwater sampling and analysis program. The landfill had many sampling wells that were initially installed during the 1990s for landfill condition analysis. Work was done in…
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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 1902 Fox Dr. #A, D & E $477,654.00 11/05/12 Second Executive Park/Alteration – Office (Riverside Research Institute)

On November 2, 2012, Champaign Police School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield gave a Gang Awareness Presentation to Mr. Greg Stocks’ Social Studies Class at Centennial High School. Officer Westfield’s presentation to the junior and senior students outlined gang profiles and the role gangs play in society.

On October 22nd, the Information Technologies Department (ITD) hosted a Digital Divide Resource and Information Fair at the Douglass Branch Library. Approximately 50 residents attended to learn about public computing centers, affordable Internet services, free computers, and other services available to help improve the digital literacy of Champaign’s underserved residents. The resource fair was free…
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On Thursday, November 1st the Champaign Unit 4 School District hosted an afternoon conference to discuss the future of school facilities and programming in the district. Several City staff members from various departments participated in the event which attracted over 150 participants. The conference included several presentations from the district’s consultant, DeJong Richter, on designing…
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The 2012 October fire prevention season drew to a close with a rise in community donations, hours of public service to the citizens, and an increase in partnership activities. All fire personnel from all stations, along with the Life Safety Division, observed and critiqued school fire drills at Unit Four and all other private grade,…
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All CFD personnel received updated information in MRSA this week by a national expert, Deputy Chief of the Operations/Safety Division Ed Nied, Tucson Fire Department. Along with an overview of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans, important discussions on caring for patients and protection of public servants occurred….
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Champaign received 100 carbon monoxide alarms from First Alert and the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of enactment of the Illinois Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act. This act requires homeowners and landlords to install carbon monoxide detectors in all buildings containing bedrooms and sleeping areas. Since 2005,…
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