City of Champaign News

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…
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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…
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The Boneyard Creek Community Day will take place on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Scott Park. Events include trash pick-ups, storm drain marking and creek naturalization projects. Anyone interested in volunteering can visit www.BoneyardCreek.org to complete an online registration.

Work began this week on the demolition of the Robinson Court properties near Washington and Russell Streets. This work is part of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvement Project, which includes turning the Robinson Court area into a stormwater detention basin. Clearing Robinson Court is the first step in the implementation of the drainage improvement…
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On March 9, 2012 the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District hosted a group representing staff from the City of Columbia, MO, the University of Missouri, students, community stakeholders and media. The group also visited Lawrence, Kansas and Ames, Iowa seeking information on ways to build a stronger transit system through better coordination between the university and…
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The Human Resources staff will be administering the entry level Police Officer candidate test at the I-Hotel & Conference Center in Champaign this Saturday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Approximately 300 candidates are expected to attend this exam, and will be tested in the areas of: Arithmetic, Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Incident…
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Nearly 80 local contractors and builders participated in a highly successful Illinois Energy Conservation Code Seminar hosted by the Champaign Fire Department, Building Safety; Urbana Community Development, Building Safety; and the Home Builders Association East Central Illinois. This was the first time the cities and HBA have co-sponsored such an event, but judging by the…
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City of Champaign Public Works Department will be upgrading more lights in the downtown area with energy efficient LED lighting over the next week. They will be installed on Neil Street and around the City Building. The lights will be similar to the street lights recently installed on University Ave. This project is partially funded…
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