City of Champaign News

Yesterday at 3:50 pm, Champaign Police officers were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Marketview Drive after a passerby reported seeing a body floating in a retention pond nearby. When officers responded to assist the Champaign Fire Department on a “man down” call, they discovered a deceased male lying facedown in the water and…
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Known for Deep Dish, Savannah Breeze, and other light-hearted novels featuring sassy southern women, New York Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews will appear at the Champaign Public Library on Thursday, September 30. At 7 p.m., the author will give a talk entitled “My Fixer-Upper Life,” sharing her enthusiasm for cooking, junk collecting and fixing…
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Local government officials, economic experts, and development organizations will gather near Peoria on Thursday, Sept. 16 to discuss strategies for invigorating the state’s economy. The Downstate Illinois Economic Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wildlife Prairie State Park. The workshop, which is co-sponsored by the Institute of Government and…
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“Citizens Are Encouraged to Remain Alert and Be Aware” The Champaign Police Department is continuing to investigate the recent Aggravated Batteries and Assaults that have occurred on campus and sporadically throughout the City of Champaign over the past several months. “The Police Department has taken a proactive approach to suppress the violent crimes in the…
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O’Neil Brothers continues making great progress in the construction of the Boneyard Creek Second Street project. O’Neil Brothers is constructing of the MSE Wall along Second Street south of White Street. Otto Baum is constructing the stone veneer on the White Street Bridge. This project is on schedule and budget for a December completion date.

Stark Excavating, Inc. continues to make great progress toward the completion of the Curtis Road project. Having just closed the intersection of Mattis Avenue and Curtis Road to traffic, Stark Excavation begins its final phase of the project with the removal of the existing pavement. The milled up pavement will be recycled as a new…
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In order to complete a storm sewer connection at Hazel Park (NW corner of Neil and Bradley) for Champaign Park District, Berry’s Garden Center will close one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Neil Street and Randolph Street. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in this area. This closure begins on Monday, September…
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