City of Champaign News

In order to prepare a permanent home for the Champaign Park District’s Roger Ebert sculpture, work was recently done in the parkway outside the Virginia Theater.  A portion of a landscape bed was removed and replaced with sidewalk to make room for the sculpture and give plenty of space for photo opportunities.  In addition, a…
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On Monday, May 19, A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. began work on the Healey Street Reconstruction Project.  A&R has been working at the intersection of Healey & Sixth for the past two weeks.  They are in the process of completing a significant amount of storm sewer work at this location.  They have also worked to accommodate…
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Starting June 2, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the City’s annual asphalt overlay project.  The work will consist of pavement patching, limited curb replacement, sidewalk ramp replacement, milling off a portion of the existing surface, paving two layers of new asphalt surface, manhole adjustments, and new pavement markings.  There will be intermittent…
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Protect your identity. Keep your old documents out of the wrong hands. The best way to protect yourself against identity theft is to make sure your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. And just a few minutes on your part could make a huge difference. Join Crime Stoppers of Champaign County Saturday, May…
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This year’s outdoor café season is in full swing in the Center City.  The Planning and Development Department has currently issued 26 permits totally over 11,800 SF of public sidewalk with a capacity of 1,314 patrons.  Since its inception in 1996, the outdoor café program has been credited as one of the major turning points…
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Starting June 2, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin work on a portion of the City’s annual asphalt paving project. The work will consist of pavement patching on Rising Road between Jacks Boulevard and Kirby Avenue. The southbound lane will be closed during construction. Work will be completed by June 16, 2014. The City of Champaign would…
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Community partnerships are the foundation of effective crime prevention and community policing. Therefore, the Champaign Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in solving gun crimes committed over the past four days. Since May 22, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has responded to approximately 15 gun-related incidents; five (5) shootings, seven (7) shots heard…
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CFD Fire Information Report  Narrative: The Champaign Fire Department responded to the report of a working fire on the exterior of a building at 523 Nathaniel Burch Dr. Upon arrival fire crews found fire showing on the exterior of the building. Crews quickly extinguished the fire. There were no injuries to fire personnel or citizens…
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