City of Champaign News

In order to repair pavement failures, Schomburg & Schomburg will be closing a section of Olympian Drive between Prospect Avenue and Market Street. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. No through traffic will be allowed in the construction…
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As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, Beniach Construction will continue work to reconstruct the pavement on Fourth Street from Vine Street to Bradley Avenue. Due to the construction, it will be necessary to close Taylor Thomas Lane at Fourth Street beginningThursday, July 24. Taylor Thomas Lane will be accessible from Fifth…
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The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile will make a stop at the Champaign Public Library from 1-5 pm on Saturday, July 26.  The Digital Bookmobile is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile containing high definition monitors, premium sound systems and a variety of portable media devices for patrons to search and try out the library’s digital collections. …
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Applications are now being accepted for the entry-level firefighter eligibility list process. The Human Resources and Fire Departments are working with Stanard Associates to provide firefighter application and testing services. Stanard has specialized expertise in firefighter recruitment and assessments and will expand Champaign’s targeted outreach to a broad group of diverse, qualified applicants, while also…
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What I Like! A Kid’s Collection of Songs and Smiles, produced by the Champaign Public Library, was included in a list of” Best Music For Little Ones” compiled by School Library Journal. The list appears in the July 2014 issue. The CD includes original songs by David Howie and features library staff members and local musicians. It was…
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The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into the murder of Rakim J. Vineyard, a 22 year-old Champaign man. The shooting occurred on the afternoon of July 19, 2014 at approximately 12:24 p.m. in the 1000 block of N. Sixth Street, Champaign. On Saturday, police received a report of a man being shot and…
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As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, a marked detour route will be posted with signs for the northbound lane of Fourth Street to facilitate work near Bradley Avenue. The detour will begin at the intersection of Fourth Street and Grove Street, then east on Grove Street to Fifth Street, then north…
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The Champaign Police Department issued numerous citations over the Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket Campaign. • Seatbelt Citations – 9 • Cell Phone Citations – 3 • Other Citations – 2 Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to encourage seat belt use, especially during late-night…
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The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which occurred Saturday in the 1000 block of N. Sixth Street at approximately 12:24 PM. Police received a report of a man being shot and witnesses seeing the armed male offender flee from the area. Officers arrived on the scene and found an unconscious 22 year-old, male,…
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