City of Champaign News

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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SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE ACTIVATED As of 11:00 a.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 6 inches of snow during the Friday night/Saturday morning…
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CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Friday evening, February 20, 2015. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works…
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402 Briar Dr. Fire Casue Determined Champaign Fire Department Investigators have determined the cause of the fire at 402 Briar Ln. to be accidental. Through scene examination and witness interviews it was determined that maintenance personnel had been using a heat gun to thaw frozen water pipes in the crawl space area of the structure. These…
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