City of Champaign News

We want all first graders to get a good start in reading, school, and library use. That’s why we bring first grade classes from Unit 4 and private schools to the library for a fun-filled visit, one school at a time. Book-related games and activities introduce students to the library’s wonderful collection of children’s materials….
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In order to repair a damaged water main, Illinois American Water will close one eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Coronado Drive and Park Haven Drive.  The lane closure will begin on Thursday, May 1, 2014 and will reopen on Friday, May 2, 2014.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area. Illinois American Water…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer service at 301 East Green Street, Mayfield Construction will be closing the eastbound lane of Green Street between Third Street and Fourth Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, April 28, 2014, and will reopen on Monday, May 5, 2014, weather permitting. Eastbound traffic will be shifted around the…
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An anonymous tip lead Champaign police detectives to a home in the 1200 block of Gertrude Avenue where five stolen handguns and one 12 gauge shotgun were recovered. “Champaign Police have been working diligently to remove unauthorized guns from our city streets.  In light of the recent shootings and shots fired calls, it is apparent…
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In order to replace telecommunications conduit for AT&T, Western Utility will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Stonegate Drive and Kirby Avenue. The lane closure will occur Monday, April 28, 2014, through Friday, May 9, 2014. The lane will be closed during normal working hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be reopened overnight….
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The City of Champaign has awarded a contract to Stark Excavating for the construction of the Washington Street drainage improvements. This project will consist of constructing a new detention basin and amenities along with an upgraded storm sewer system at the intersection of Washington and Russell Street. The basin improvements will be complete before the…
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Stark Excavating is widening the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57.  Construction began on April 1 and will be complete on October 15, 2014.  It’s required that the road be open for traffic on August 15, 2014.  Stark is currently constructing the foundation for the retaining walls.  Due to the existing development,…
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