City of Champaign News

TOMORROW, UC2B Community Ambassadors will begin canvassing the community to sign up eligible residents, businesses and community anchor institutions for the new UC2B broadband Internet service. Some of the organizations that will benefit from the network include Unit 4 Schools in Champaign, Unit 116 in Urbana, health care providers, churches, parks, and other non-profits. The…
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Stark Excavating has begun working on the Fourth Street extension between St. Mary’s Road and Windsor Road. The project consists of constructing a new pavement with streetlights, PCC sidewalks, widening of Windsor to accommodate turn lanes, and a traffic signal on Windsor. Stark has started removing the top soil from the project limits and has…
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O’Neil Brothers is working on closing the John Street storm sewer project out. The City has identified a punch list of items that remain to be completed. These items should be complete before the June 29 completion date. O’Neil Brother’s subcontractor, JF New, has completed work on the rain gardens along Willis Avenue and is…
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In order to restore pavement from an emergency water main break, Illinois American Water will be closing both westbound lanes of Bradley Avenue at Willis Avenue. The lane closures began Monday, June 11, 2012, and will reopen by Friday, June 15, 2012, weather permitting. One lane of eastbound and one lane of westbound traffic will…
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Beginning Tuesday, June 12, the Public Works Building will be closed to visitors for remodeling for approximately six months. Customer Service Staff members Wanda Behneke and Donna Bond will be relocated to the Parking Building at 713 Edgebrook Dr and all customer service for the department will take place at this location. If you will…
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On June 12, 2012, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception. Award recipients for 2011 are: Officer of the Year: Sgt. Mark Vogelzang Employee of the Year: Jan Orr Lifesaving Award: Lt. Jon Swenson Lifesaving Award: Officer Doug Kimme Commendations: Det. Patrick Funkhouser Officer Marshall Henry Detective Pat Kelly…
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On Saturday, June 9, 2012, Champaign Police Officers participated in the 16th Annual Playing It Safe Family Safety Fair at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Carle and Safe Kids Champaign County sponsored the event which features more than 40 interactive learning stations focusing on safety awareness for the entire family. Officer Jonathan Westfield gave a bullying…
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The Human Resources Department and Police Department administered testing and interviews on June 12 and 13 to develop an Eligibility List for the position of Police Detective in the Investigations Division of the Police Department. Current Champaign Police Officers are assigned to the position of Detective as openings become available, in accordance with City policy…
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