City of Champaign News

The City Council agenda for the March 3, 2015 Regular Council Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Special note: there will be a Township Study…
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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 2100 S Oak #111 $443,354.00 2-20-15 Fox/Atkins Development, LLC 101 W University $256,700.00 2-20-15 Christie Management Co, Inc.

On February 26, 2015 at 1:07AM, Champaign Police responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the MACH 1 gas station at 902 Bloomington Road. Witnesses to the crime advised that the suspect left in a vehicle and was last seen driving westbound on Bloomington Road. Officers were in the immediate area…
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Champaign Fire Department Investigators have completed the fire investigation at 2306 S. Mattis Ave. After thorough scene examination and witness interviews, investigators were able to determine that the fire started in the kitchen area of the house but have left the cause of this fire as UNDETERMINED.

The Champaign Police Department remains concerned over a series of drug overdoses that have occurred over the past week. Since February 16th, over 10 individuals have required medical treatment and hospitalization regarding a drug overdose.  Of those incidents, two fatalities have resulted. It appears that the drug overdoses may be a result of a deadly form…
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Published writers from Champaign County are invited to participate. Champaign Public Library is celebrating local writing talent with a Local Author Festival to be held on Saturday, April 11 from 11 am to 3 pm. This is a free event open to the public. Local authors will have an opportunity to meet readers and other…
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Champaign Fire Department responded to 1903 Karen Ct. on February 22, 2015 at 12:42 a.m. for a report of a working fire. Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy smoke and flames emitting from the east unit of the structure. While performing search operations, fire crews found a resident asleep in apartment unit three (3). Lieutenant Roger Cruse,…
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Champaign Fire Department responded to 2306 S. Mattis Ave. on February 21, 2015 at 5:02 a.m. for a report of a working fire. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke emmiting from the front door of the structure. While on scene, fire crews were alerted by a resident that someone remained in the structure in a…
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