City of Champaign News

The Police Department sent an e-mail to Code Compliance Manager David Oliver on the evening of May 14, 2012 stating that the vacant building at 47 E Chalmers had several broken windows. The building was a former fraternity house and the case was assigned to Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear who handled their last Certified…
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On Friday May 18, 2012, approximately 150 neighborhood group leaders and stakeholders attended the 3rd Annual 2012 STAR Awards Expo at the I Hotel. The Expo included 29 vendors consisting of resource providers, neighborhood groups, City departments and community partners who provided resource and program information. These events also provided an excellent opportunity for individuals…
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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 1906 Moreland $352,540.00 05/22/12 Solomon Ventures LLC/New Car Wash & Prep Building (Shelby Motors) 107 E. Chalmers $560,000.00 05/23/12 James Nogle/Alteration MultiFamily

The Local Motor Fuel Tax took effect May 1. In March, Finance Department staff, led by Financial Analyst Jennifer Johnson, provided information to tax payers on the requirements to collect the tax and remit it to the City. This included opportunities for tax payers to discuss tax implementation directly with City staff. Staff is preparing…
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As an element of an energy conservation project in the City’s CIP project, the City replaced HVAC components at two City facilities – the City Building and Main Fire Station.  The City Building received a replacement chiller and also replaced the pneumatic control system with a digital control system. The City Building project is operating…
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Cross Construction, Inc. began construction activities for improvements along Town Center Boulevard between Neil Street and Ryder Lane this week. The project includes: A traffic signal at the intersection of Moreland Boulevard and Town Center Boulevard. An eastbound left turn lane from Town Center onto northbound Moreland. A westbound left turn lane from Town Center…
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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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