City of Champaign News

North First Street Association hosted a “Halloween Extravaganza” in the “haunted” Prosperity Garden north of the Police Department on October 31 from 3-5:30 pm. This was a free event for all ages featuring treat bags and refreshments provided by the Champaign Police Department, Halloween arts and crafts, costume parade, games and face painting. In addition,…
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The Champaign Police Department and retired Police Officer Zane Ziegler hosted a ‘coffee’ for approximately 20 retired Champaign Police Officers on Sunday evening, October 28. Several of the retirees are currently filming short interview videos reminiscing about their time on the police department to be posted on the department’s Facebook page. The retirees have also…
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On Monday, October 29, METCAD received a Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense agency that seeks to develop and promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees….
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The Human Resources Department continues to monitor and comply with the Healthcare Reform and the Affordable Care Act. Implementation steps, per the law, began in 2010 and continue through 2018. Each step introduces new requirements for employers and health plans. For 2012, the Act requires health insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of…
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The Champaign Police Department is reminding parents and homeowners to take a moment to consider basic safety precautions that will make Halloween a safer night of fun for trick-or-treaters. NEVER send young children out alone. Children should always be accompanied by a parent or another trusted adult. Older children should always travel in groups. PLAN…
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The City Council Agendas for the October 30, 2012 Special Study Session and the Special Regular Council Meeting are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged….
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DeShawn Robins, GIS Technician in the Public Works Department, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA). He officially began his two-year term on October 16 at the association’s fall conference in Des Plaines. He is currently serving in the position of Secretary to the board. ILGISA is an…
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After silt removal, the area of the basin above normal pool depth that had no cover vegetation was seeded. Germination of the seed is starting and should prevent any erosion over the winter. The south and east diversion structures on the Boneyard Channel and the interconnecting piping were cleaned of sediment. Adjustment of the automatic…
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This project was awarded at the September 18 City Council meeting. It includes lining a total of approximately 12,800 lineal feet of sanitary sanitary sewer and 900 lineal feet of storm sewer. SAK Construction, from O’Fallon, MO, is the contractor for the project at a total a cost of $583,349. A preconstruction conference was held…
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This project was awarded at the July 5 City Council meeting. It includes a total of approximately 800 lineal feet of new sanitary sewer installed by horizontal directional drilling in the south 500 block of Lynn Street neighborhood and “upsizing” approximately 280 lineal feet of existing sanitary sewer from six-inch diameter to eight-inch diameter sewer…
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