City of Champaign News

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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As part of the South Fourth project, street lights will be constructed along South First Street.  Champaign Signal is currently installing the South Fourth street lights. Stark Excavating has constructed the curb and gutter on Gerty Drive east of South Fourth Street this week.  Construction of the street will occur within the next few weeks. …
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This year’s slurry seal project is scheduled to begin May 5 (weather pending) and will be completed within 21 working days.  The contractor for this year’s project is Microsurfacing Contractors LLC from Peoria, Illinois. The project concentrates work on the oil and chip type streets in the northern one-third of the City.  This project will…
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In response to the statement issued by the ‘Run or Dye’ officials in reference to their cancelled race, the City of Champaign is issuing the following response: “Since August of 2013, the Champaign Police Department has been in communication with both the University of Illinois and a representative for the Run or Dye event to…
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Each May during National Police Week (May 11-17, 2014); the nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement.  Local law enforcement agencies in Champaign County will also pause to honor men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Champaign Police will pay a special tribute to…
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