City of Champaign News

Last week, Homrich, Inc. completed the concrete removal work, so the demolition portion of the project is complete. Homrich started restoration work; they have been gradually grading and shaping the site with existing spoil material. Homrich’s subcontractor, Duce Construction, has installed a portion of the new storm sewers. Duce has also begun pouring sections of…
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Work Complete: Installation of the 60-inch storm sewer was completed this week between Prairie Street and State Street. This completes the installation of all 60-inch storm sewer on the project. Work In-Progress: Work continues between Prairie and State on the installation of sanitary service connections, storm inlet installation and other smaller underground conduit work. Backfilling…
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The Human Resources department sponsored Harassment Prevention training for 13 new employees on October 19, 2010. The training included an overview of definitions of different types of harassment, how to prevent harassment, how to recognize different types of harassment, and what procedures to follow if harassment is witnessed and/or experienced. The training was very interactive…
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In observance of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, students on the University of Illinois campus are focusing their attention on Alcohol Abuse Prevention. On October 18, 2010, Sgt. Scott Friedlein, Professional Standards Division, facilitated “Alcohol Awareness” discussions at the Delta Zeta sorority, 710 W. Ohio in Urbana. Talks focused on local ordinances, state laws and…
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On October 14, 2010, School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield presented “Bullying, Sexting, and Internet Safety” information to students enrolled in Centennial High School’s American Government class. The dangers and effects of bullying and sexting were provided as well as safety tips for internet users. Officer Westfield conducted additional presentations for seventh graders enrolled in Edison…
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On October 20, 2010, School Resource Officer Ed Wachala conducted a Senior Safety presentation in honor of Crime Prevention Month. Ofc. Wachala met with a group of seniors to discuss crimes that target the senior population and ways to avoid being victimized. The presentation focused on scams, fraud, and personal safety. The event was held…
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