City of Champaign News

Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin facilitated an introductory meeting between representatives from the Daily Bread and existing North First Street Businesses.  Also in attendance representing the City were Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear, Planning and Economic Development Director Bruce Knight, Champaign Police Sgt. Tom Foster, and Councilmember Will Kyles.  The issues of concern outlined by Will Jones…
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Champaign Police Department Participates in the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign During the Thanksgiving Holiday Champaign police are reminding drivers to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Champaign Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement…
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Staff from the Information Technologies Department recently completed a video production of the 2014 CUIHA program. This multi-camera production was recorded live at the I Hotel & Conference Center on September 25, 2014, then edited into a final, broadcast-friendly format. The program airs regularly on CGTV and is available in high-definition on the City’s website…
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Zone Champaign is a project in the Planning and Development Department to update the City’s Zoning Ordinance.  The first phase of the update focuses on the districts in the core of the city including Downtown, Midtown, Campustown and the neighborhoods surrounding them. Changes to be considered include the regulations for the design and scale of…
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In order to remove three trees at 821 South Neil Street, a contractor, Michael Poor, will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street. Also, in order to facilitate the removal of the trees, the 100 west block of Charles Street between South Neil Street and South Randolph Street will be completely closed. The work…
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A Message About Yard Waste Collection and Early Snowfall Forecast In the event of an early snowfall, yard waste collection may be postponed. Rest assured however, that your bags will be picked up on an alternate date and you will not lose the number of collection days allotted to you. As a courtesy, please store…
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Champaign Police are currently searching for the driver involved in a hit and run accident On November 7, 2014, at approximately 8:10 AM, a 17 year-old Central High School student was struck by a sports utility vehicle while walking to school in the area of Clark and New Street. It was reported to police that…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer in the 100 block of west Charles Street, Duce Construction will be closing Charles Street between State Street and Neil Street. No through traffic will be allowed during the duration of this project. Local traffic will have access to this block from State Street, and access to businesses’…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer interceptor at the intersection of Neil Street and Columbia Avenue, Urbana Champaign Sanitary District and Cross Construction will be closing the following lanes: Northbound and southbound Neil Street traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Lanes will shift near the intersection of Columbia Avenue. Eastbound…
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