City of Champaign News

English Brothers Company will be performing façade work at the PNC Bank on the SW corner of Walnut and Main (30 Main St). The work will begin on Monday, October 22, 2012 and will be completed by Friday, October 26, 2012. The work will include scaffolding and pedestrian walkway on the sidewalk along Main Street….
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The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 12th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 18, 2013, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign at 4:00 p.m. Individuals and Organizations can be nominated…
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The draft Plan will be presented on Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Champaign Main Library in the Robeson meeting room. Following the formal presentation an open house will be held for staff to answer questions. The draft Plan will also be available online on the City’s website. This offers…
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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that starting Monday, October 22, 2012, the Canadian National Illinois Central (CNIC) Railroad will begin work to replace the railroad crossing on Springfield Avenue, west of Duncan Road. The crossing will be completely closed to all traffic while the work is completed. According to an IDOT news…
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On October 15, 2012, Champaign Mayor Don Gerard held a press conference to announce a coalition is planning to apply to the U.S. EPA for sole source designation for the Mahomet Aquifer. According to Layne Hydro, a water management consulting company hired by the coalition, the Aquifer meets the required criteria for the designation. The…
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Champaign Police Officer Shelly Dominguez represented the Police Department at Champaign County’s 6th Annual Disability Resource Expo at Lincoln Square Village on October 13 from 9am to 2pm. This family friendly event is a valuable community resource for families and individuals with disabilities seeking the support and services they, or a loved one may need…
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School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield and Rene Dunn, Assistant to the Chief of Police for Community Services, attended the Northeastern Illinois University Fall Diversity Community Job and Volunteer Fair in Chicago on October 9. This event promotes career information, as well as employment, internships and volunteer opportunities to University students and alumni, as well as…
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The public is invited and encouraged to attend a free Digital Divide Resource and Information Fair on Monday, October 22, 2012, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Douglass Branch Library (504 E Grove Street, Champaign). The resource fair is a free open house event to educate residents about the public computing resources and services…
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Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb attended the International Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in San Diego, California September 29 through October 3. The Annual Conference provides top-notch education on the most pressing law enforcement topics of the day along with an opportunity to learn, network and problem solving. The Conference featured renowned keynote speakers, forums…
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Starting Monday, October 15, 2012, the Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad will CLOSE Country Fair Drive to remove and replace the rough crossing located between Church Street and Springer Drive. The crossing replacement work is expected to be completed and Country Fair Drive reopened on Friday, October 19, 2012. The work consists of removing the current…
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