City of Champaign News

This year’s outdoor café season is in full swing in the Center City.  The Planning and Development Department has currently issued 26 permits totally over 11,800 SF of public sidewalk with a capacity of 1,314 patrons.  Since its inception in 1996, the outdoor café program has been credited as one of the major turning points…
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Starting June 2, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin work on a portion of the City’s annual asphalt paving project. The work will consist of pavement patching on Rising Road between Jacks Boulevard and Kirby Avenue. The southbound lane will be closed during construction. Work will be completed by June 16, 2014. The City of Champaign would…
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Community partnerships are the foundation of effective crime prevention and community policing. Therefore, the Champaign Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in solving gun crimes committed over the past four days. Since May 22, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has responded to approximately 15 gun-related incidents; five (5) shootings, seven (7) shots heard…
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CFD Fire Information Report  Narrative: The Champaign Fire Department responded to the report of a working fire on the exterior of a building at 523 Nathaniel Burch Dr. Upon arrival fire crews found fire showing on the exterior of the building. Crews quickly extinguished the fire. There were no injuries to fire personnel or citizens…
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In order to repair a major gas leak, Bradley Avenue, between Market Street and Fourth Street, is closed. Other intersecting roads closed in the area of the leak are: Oak Street at Bradley Avenue; North Chestnut Street at Bradley Avenue; and North Clock Street at Bradley Avenue. Oak Trace Apartments on Bradley Avenue were evacuated….
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The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating two N. State Street shooting incidents.  The most recent shooting occurred on Friday, May 23, 2014 at approximately 9:33 p.m. in the area of Eureka and State Streets (1000 N. State Street). Police responded to the area after witnesses reported hearing six or seven gunshots.  Witnesses also reported…
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The Champaign Police Department has been investigating an incident that was reported to have occurred in the area of Washington and Miller on May 21, 2014 at around 3:30 PM.  A 13 year-old female reported being approached by a male suspect in a green car.  This suspect was reported to have exited the car and forced…
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The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident which occurred Thursday, May 22 at approximately 7:47 p.m. in the 800 block of N. State Street. Police responded to the area after witnesses reported hearing seven or eight gunshots. Witnesses also reported seeing a red car and a silver car chasing each other while…
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