City of Champaign News

On Friday, August 15, 2014, at approximately 3:10 AM, Champaign Police responded to a local hospital for a patient being treated for a gunshot wound.  The victim is a 26 year-old male. The injuries were not life threatening, and the victim was able to provide the police with a statement. According to the victim, he was a…
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NSD completed a mass mailing to both tenants and property owners in the Bristol Place Neighborhood advising them of the City’s interest in purchasing their property.  Letters to the tenants explained that they were not being asked to move, just being made aware that we are in contact with the owners of their homes about…
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Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson and key NSD staff attended this event in Springfield and participated in sessions focusing on fair housing, mental health challenges in housing, resident advisory boards, creating housing partnerships for the homeless and affordable housing development.  Keynote speakers over the two days included Senator Dick Durbin and HUD Regional Director Antonio…
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On Tuesday, August 5, the City of Champaign participated in the annual National Night Out Celebration.  7 neighborhood groups who are registered with the City applied for funds to help assist them with hosting of neighborhood-based events.  The Champaign Park District also hosted a Sounds at Sunset event in Douglass Park that ran concurrent with…
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In June 2014, the Neighborhood Code Compliance Division received a complaint regarding a damaged storm drain inlet located in a private driveway east of Taco Bell Restaurant. After receiving the complaint, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete responded and issued a violation notice to the property owner. Due to the extensive amount of work required, it…
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On Thursday, August 7, 2014, the Champaign Police Department, along with the United States Marshal Service, announced the successful completion of a one day sex offender compliance and verification check. On August 7, 2014, a multi-agency enforcement team conducted unannounced visits to the homes of known sex offenders within Champaign County. Law enforcement officials followed…
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On Monday, August 11, 2014, Champaign Police responded to an address in the 1100 block of N. Sixth Street for a report of shots fired. The residents of this address reported that sometime during the early morning hours, someone fired rounds into their home. Upon arrival, the officers found that the residence had been struck…
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The cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 25th, at the I Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, with a 5:45 p.m. reception and 6:30…
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Champaign’s City Council Chambers will be closed to the public August 13-31 for construction and remodeling. To ensure the comfort and safety of staff and visitors, the August 19 and 26 Council meetings have been canceled, and other public meetings will be held in alternate locations. The remodeling includes replacement of all audio-visual equipment, ceiling…
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As the fall semester begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign is holding a move in/out recycle event from August 15-25, 2014. Cardboard dumpsters will be placed around the Campustown area with the purpose of providing students living in multifamily buildings (apartments, condos; co-ops with 5 or more units), fraternities, sororities, and other…
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