City of Champaign News

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to an automatic alarm at Helia Healthcare, 1915 S. Mattis Ave. on November 6, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found the sprinkler system activated and smoke in the laundry area of the facility. Fire crews deployed a hose line to the laundry area and quickly extinguished a fire in a…
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Citizens and City staff submitted 283 total requests during October 2014. This was a 1% increase from September’s 279 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 16 (6%) of the issues.   The Sewer Section responded to 55 (19%) miscellaneous…
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In order to terminate gas services at 209, 211, and 213 West Green, and 606 South State Streets, Ameren Illinois will be closing the following lanes: One eastbound lane of Green Street between State Street and Randolph Street One southbound lane of State Street between Green Street and John Street The lane closures will start…
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In the 2014 ratings, released this month, Champaign Public Library was among 258 public libraries to earn “star library” status, placing it among the top 3% of public libraries nationwide. The library has won this prestigious designation each year since the program launched in 2008, earning a 4-star rating for the last four years. The…
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Since June 30, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has taken nine theft reports involving wallets and other personal items, having been stolen from the purses of restaurant patrons. Reports indicate that items were stolen from purses hanging on the back of patrons’ chairs, or from purses left unattended and unzipped. The Champaign Police Department is…
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In order to perform a pole replacement and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing the following lanes: Thursday, November 6 (between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.) — Two lanes of Mattis Avenue will be closed between Cypress Drive and Ivy Court. Traffic will be shifted in the area. One lane…
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In order to perform a pole replacement and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Cypress Drive and Ivy Court. The lane closure will occur on Wednesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Southbound traffic will be…
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In July 2009, the State enacted the Illinois Jobs Now! program to create and retain over 439,000 jobs over six years with additional statewide capital construction funding (http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/jobsnow/). Over five years the City of Champaign received five Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) payments of $326,804 each, totaling $1.63 million, for transportation infrastructure projects. The City funded…
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Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of smoke & flames seen coming from a house at 109 Roper St. on October 31, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found a small amount of fire at a back window of the structure. Fire crews deployed a portable fire extinguisher to the back of the structure…
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With the holiday season approaching, the City of Champaign is encouraging motorists to use one of the many alternative routes to gain access to the North Prospect and North Neil shopping districts. Both of these corridors are highly trafficked and experience congestion during holiday seasons and other special events; like campus move in weekend and…
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