City of Champaign News

Applications must be submitted online and will be accepted through March 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM. The application fee is $25. However, waivers will be granted to income-eligible applicants. Please visit www.champaignpolice.com to apply. Click on the “Jobs” tab to access the online hiring center and obtain more information. Come and join a diverse force…
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A new report issued by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy entitled “Active Transportation: Beyond Urban Centers, Walking and Bicycling in Small Towns and Rural America” designated the C-U area as #8 among all cities in the nation. This is an impressive accomplishment for our community. Besides Champaign-Urbana ranking #8 there are several interesting quotes included in the report:…
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed the City’s AAA bond rating. In its press release announcing the rating, Fitch noted the following “key drivers” in its rating decision: • University Provides Stability • Diverse Revenue Stream • Strong Fund Balance • Solid Management With respect to the strong fund balance, the press release stated “Fitch believes the…
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School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield represented the Police Department at the University of Illinois Campus Community Connection Resource Spring Semester Expo on January 30 at the Illini Union South Lounge. The Expo connects students with community services and provides useful information to help them better navigate the campus and Champaign-Urbana communities. Officer Ben Newell will…
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U.S. Fire Administration/Federal Emergency Management Agency informed the Champaign Fire Prevention Division that its youthful fire setting intervention program will be one of five in the nation highlighted during a FEMA campaign to bring focus to youth-set fires during Arson Awareness Week in May 2012. Champaign’s Y-Fire Intervention Unit is managed by Fire and Life…
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As part of the Urbana Champaign Sanitary District’s Annual Sanitary Interceptor Maintenance Project, Insituform will perform lining on the 20-inch and the 18-inch sanitary mains that runs along Healey Street beginning on Friday, January 27, 2012, and ending Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the following locations: Healey Street between 3rd Street and 4th Street Healey…
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6:30-9:30 PM at the I-Hotel and Conference Center An evening of live music food and wine tasting, People’s Choice Food Awards, exhibits from local art and boutique vendors, raffles and silent auction prizes to benefit the non-profit Fire and Police Memorial in West Side Park to honor our community’s fallen heroes.

The primary purpose of this Emergency Operation Exercise is to familiarize City staff with the Champaign County Emergency Operations Center. The secondary purpose is to demonstrate an incident briefing with policy questions the RECG would address and resource and logistical needs that city staff working the EOC would work to accomplish.

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