City of Champaign News

In order to repair pavement failures, Feutz Contractors will be closing the south bound lane of Wright Street between Green Street and John Street. The closure will begin on Friday, December 12, 2014, and will reopen on Monday, December 15, 2014. No south bound traffic will be allowed in the construction area. No driveway access…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS  COST OF CONSTRUCTION  DATE ISSUED  OWNER OR DEVELOPER/BUSINESS   2000 N Neil  $  750,000.00  12-09-14  Champaign Marketplace LLC  2000 N Neil – DEMO Permit  $1,000,000.00  12-09-14  Champaign Marketplace LLC  1609 N Mattis  $6,162,000.00  12-10-14  Illinois American Water…
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The Bristol Place LEED-ND Master Plan has won the award for “Best Neighborhood Plan” with the Illinois Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). CNU is a national organization which promotes walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. The Illinois Chapter of the CNU conducts an annual awards program to…
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Public is encouraged to partner with police when planning events The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into the incident that occurred at Centennial High School on December 4, 2014 at approximately 2:52 p.m., involving a student protest. A preliminary investigation determined that the student protest started in the school building and then spilled…
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The Champaign Public Library now offers access to lynda.com, an online source for video courses and tutorials that teach software, creative, and business skills. Lynda.com offers more than 3,500 courses and 150,000 tutorials with new ones added every week. Users can learn to make movies, design websites, record songs, create spreadsheets, give presentations, animate 3D graphics,…
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The latest episode of Champaign Connection runs thru January 31st. Julie Pryde (Administrator, C-U Public Health District) discusses communicable disease outbreaks and why Champaign residents shouldn’t be worried about sensational diseases like Ebola.  Find out what does concern her, and how following a few basic rules could protect your family. Ernesto Salinas (Operations Division Manager)…
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Public is encouraged to share information that might aid in investigation The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating an incident that occurred at Centennial High School Thursday afternoon while students were participating in a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest. At approximately 2:52 p.m., Officers responded to 913 Crescent Drive after being notified of an incident…
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