City of Champaign News

Citizens and City staff submitted 693 total requests during July 2014.  This was a 55% increase over June’s 448 calls, a huge leap by 245 requests.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff.  The greatest number of calls, 152, was recorded on July 12 following a large rainfall. Citizens…
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As students return to school on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the Champaign Police Department is reminding motorists and pedestrians to observe applicable laws near school zones. In an effort to promote safe school zones for students, the Champaign Police Department will place radar trailers in various school zones throughout the city. Reminders for Drivers:  When approaching a…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer service at 603 West Union Street, Stephens Excavating and Concrete will be closing Union Street, between Lynn Street and New Street, starting on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, and reopening by the end of the day on Friday, August 22, 2014, weather permitting. The street will be closed to through traffic,…
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The City of Champaign would like to announce the opening of Windsor Road from Fields South Drive to Briar Hill Drive at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014. The project is within budget and the road is open on schedule. Landscaping and miscellaneous work items will continue through to the contract completion date of October…
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As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on McKinley Avenue from University Avenue to Springfield Avenue will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Beniach Construction, will begin work Tuesday, August 19, 2014, weather permitting. This work involves patching of the existing concrete pavement, sidewalk repairs, construction of ADA compliant…
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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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