City of Champaign News

Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 604 E. White St. on May 13, 2015 at 8:18 p.m.  Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy fire showing from the northeast side of the structure on the second floor and extending to the third floor. Fire Crews initially deployed a master stream…
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  Contact:  Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us Police Seek the Public’s Help in Locating Suspect The Champaign Police Department is currently searching for, and seeking the public’s help to locate 18-year-old Marquis A. Jones of Urbana, who is wanted for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. On Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at approximately 1:35PM, Police Investigators…
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On Monday, May 18, 2015, the City of Champaign will team up with the CommUnity Matters partners to put on an annual community resource fair. This year’s event will be held at Garden Hills Elementary School Gymnasium from 5-7 pm and will combine a wellness resource fair and family festival which is open to the…
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The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 3, 2015, at the I Hotel and Conference Center at 1900 S. First Street in Champaign at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: to honor individuals…
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On Wednesday, May 6, Visit Champaign County hosted their annual Toast to Tourism event at Parkland College Theater. The event recognizes the impact of tourism in Champaign County. Travel and tourism in Champaign County is reported to create over 2,500 jobs, generate over $63M in payroll and result in $306M in direct spending. This represents an…
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Don’t miss the latest episode of the award-winning show Champaign Connection, running now thru the end of June. On this latest episode: The City of Champaign has a new way to pay for parking  – the MobileMeter smartphone app. Administrative Services Manager, Kris Koester explains how easy it is to use the new MobileMeter app…
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Administration Proposes Balanced Budget, Continuing Delivery of High Quality, Essential Services The City Administration is pleased to present a balanced budget that builds upon the City of Champaign’s long history of fiscal discipline. The budget allows for the continued delivery of essential City services, embraces growth, and preserves our vibrant community. The City’s AAA bond rating evidences Champaign’s…
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Contact:  Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb 217-403-6907, anthony.cobb@ci.champaign.il.us Urbana Police Chief Pat Connolly 217-384-2331, connolpj@urbanaillinois.us Community Coalition Facilitator, Tracy Parsons 217-819-3541, tparsons@access-initiative.org   Area Law Enforcement & Community Coalition Partners Address Community Gun Violence While overall crime in Champaign-Urbana is down, gun violence across our community has increased at a disturbing rate. Area law enforcement and Community…
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