City of Champaign News

The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more.  Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 902 Bloomington Rd. $594,688.00 03/05/12 McDaniel Meyer Properties/Car Wash (Mach I) 902 Bloomington Rd. $1,447,312.00 03/05/12 McDaniel Meyer Properties/Convenience Store (Mach I)

The Quarterly STAR Leadership Institute will be held March 31, 2012 at the Champaign Public Library from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Participants will engage in dynamic workshops on the City’s 2012-13 budget process and how citizens can be involved; Intelligence-led Policing as a crime prevention strategy for neighborhoods; and property maintenance ordinances and how…
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Congratulations to Champaign Police Detective, Mark Vogelzang for being selected as the “2011 Officer of the Year.” Detective Vogelzang was selected by a committee of his peers for exemplifying the values of Service with Pride. Detective Mark Vogelzang is highly skilled at interviews, research and gathering information, properly applying the law, understanding the restrictions of…
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The 29th episode of “Champaign Connection” runs on CGTV thru the end of April. Jonathan Westfield (School Resource Officer) and Orlando Thomas (Director of Achievement and Pupil Services, Unit 4 Schools) discuss the devastating effect bullying has on our youth. Find out how Champaign Police and Unit 4 Schools have partnered together to combat bullying…
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A Bristol Park Neighborhood Steering Committee was formed in December 20, 2011 from neighborhood stakeholders. Members on the Steering Committee include neighborhood church leaders, neighborhood businesses and non profits, Human Kinetics, Park District, U of I College of Law, Housing Authority, Tenant Union, and neighborhood residents. This group is currently meeting monthly with City staff….
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The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more.  Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 915 W. Marketview $2,000,000.00 02/27/12 Sam’s Real Estate Bus. Trust/Alteration – Retail (Sam’s Club) 501 S. Sixth St. $3,057,000.00 02/27/12 DCB Mansions LLC/New MultiFamily

Officers Jonathan Westfield and Christopher Chambers served as exhibitors at the Illinois State University social sciences fair on February 29th in Bloomington, IL. The departments of Criminal Justice Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work hosted a collaborative career/internship fair in order to provide to students the opportunity to meet with employers. The event was held…
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Champaign Police Officer Jonathan Westfield is spending the week at Lincoln’s Challenge Academy conducting anti-bullying presentations. Officer Westfield will have met with approximately 500 youth from February 27th – March 1st. Presentations are conducted bi-annually at the academy. Officer Ed Wachala and Detective Pat Kelly will conduct presentations on “fingerprinting” and crime prevention at the…
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Several community members, including Champaign’s School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield, participated in the annual African-American Read-In at Yankee Ride Elementary School. In honor of Black History Month, a group of community leaders were invited to read books to students and stress the importance of reading.  

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