Police Officers spent the day participating in the “Kids in the Kitchen” event; a program aimed at educating young children about physical activity and nutrition. The theme for the event was “Everyday Heroes” which provided youth an opportunity to learn about how being physically fit helps police officers do their jobs well. The event was… (Read the Rest…)
Starting April 5th at 3:30 PM, Champaign Police School Resource Officers will be taking their Fitness 5-O program on the road. Officers will head over to Douglass Park to participate in games of basketball, dodge ball, soccer and other activities with youth enrolled in Park District summer camp programs. The last Fitness 5-0 session will… (Read the Rest…)
Detective Mark Vogelzang is honored by the Exchange Club of Champaign as the Champaign Police Department’s “2011 Officer of the Year.” The event took place at an annual recognition luncheon, held on April 2, 2012, at O’Charley’s restaurant. Chief Anthony Cobb also discussed his first days as Chief of Police with Exchange Club members.
Officer Jonathan Westfield conducted a presentation on the dangers of drugs at the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission on March 29, 2012. Officer Westfield discussed dangerous new drugs that youth may encounter in their communities, the negative short and long term effects of drugs, and frightening real world examples.
A total of 277 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during March 2012 in the Public Works’ Dispatch Office. This was an increase of 68 requests (32.5%) from the previous month’s count of 209. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. On March 12, the… (Read the Rest…)
With unbelievable weather cooperating with the project, O’ Neil Brothers has arrived at the project terminus, Daniel and Willis. The intersection of Willis and Daniel cannot be closed until the intersection of John and Willis is open to traffic. Due to this contractual restriction, the contractor will not be able to complete the storm sewer… (Read the Rest…)
The Planning Department will host the first annual Growing Greener Expo on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Champaign Public Library. The expo is a kick-off event for public input into the Champaign Growing Greener Plan to become a more environmentally friendly city. It will showcase resources available to help residents… (Read the Rest…)
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 2002 Glen Park, Space A $593,350.00 03/29/12 Champaign Village 2 LLC/Fitness Center 2002 W Bradley $378,715.00 03/29/12 110 West Bradley, LLC/Clubhouse
On Sunday, April 1, 2012, the Champaign Fire Department began providing fire services for the unincorporated areas south and west of the City and north of the Champaign/Savoy growth boundary line. This transition involved a substantial amount of work at the Fire Department and METCAD to change the recommended responses for more than 500 residential… (Read the Rest…)
Programs from Champaign Fire Department’s campus fire safety education toolbox will be offered as successful best practices in a newly developed course at the National Fire Academy. The National Fire Academy is the country’s pre-eminent federal fire training and education institution. The original purpose of the NFA is to “function as the core of the… (Read the Rest…)