City of Champaign News

On October 5, 2010, Champaign Police staff participated in a panel discussion with students enrolled in the “Black Leadership Development” course at the University of Illinois. Topics included police-community relations, crime prevention on campus, and alcohol awareness. Members of the panel included Chief R.T. Finney, Rene Dunn, Asst. to the Chief of Police for Community…
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The Information Technologies Department (ITD) is pleased to announce that the staff-produced program “Champaign Fire Department: Ready to Serve” received an Honorable Mention award in the 2010 Government Programming Awards (GPA) competition. The GPA is a national competition hosted by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The honor was received in the…
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The latest episode of “Champaign Connection” is scheduled to play during the month of October. Deputy Chief Holly Nearing reviews the Police Complaint and Complement process. Viewers will learn the multiple ways to share opinions about their interactions with police, and more about how the investigative process works. Dena Schumacher (Fire Education Specialist) and Rene…
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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 314 S. Neil St. $446,228.00 05/10/06 1st Busey Trust(Owner)/Wells& Wells Construction (Builder)/MultiFamily

On September 23, 2010, City Councilmember Marci Dodds was joined by Alex Nagy, Civil Engineer II, and Roland White, City Engineer, members of the John Street Watershed Steering Committee and University faculty, staff and students to share their experiences over the last two years collaborating to address the stormwater issues in the watershed. The presentation…
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Curtis Road Grand Opening ceremony was held on September 21, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. The event was attended by City of Champaign, Village of Savoy, Champaign County, Illinois Department of Transportation, and local and state governmental officials. The project was the result of many years of planning and work, and provides a much needed and…
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In the last week considerable time was spent investigating the storm sewers serving the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Neil Street. A blocked City storm sewer was cleared in order to allow storm drainage from the intersection to drain to the south instead of to the east and contribute to the current flow in the…
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