City of Champaign News

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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Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to an automatic alarm at Helia Healthcare, 1915 S. Mattis Ave. on November 6, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found the sprinkler system activated and smoke in the laundry area of the facility. Fire crews deployed a hose line to the laundry area and quickly extinguished a fire in a…
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Citizens and City staff submitted 283 total requests during October 2014. This was a 1% increase from September’s 279 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 16 (6%) of the issues.   The Sewer Section responded to 55 (19%) miscellaneous…
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In order to terminate gas services at 209, 211, and 213 West Green, and 606 South State Streets, Ameren Illinois will be closing the following lanes: One eastbound lane of Green Street between State Street and Randolph Street One southbound lane of State Street between Green Street and John Street The lane closures will start…
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In the 2014 ratings, released this month, Champaign Public Library was among 258 public libraries to earn “star library” status, placing it among the top 3% of public libraries nationwide. The library has won this prestigious designation each year since the program launched in 2008, earning a 4-star rating for the last four years. The…
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Since June 30, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has taken nine theft reports involving wallets and other personal items, having been stolen from the purses of restaurant patrons. Reports indicate that items were stolen from purses hanging on the back of patrons’ chairs, or from purses left unattended and unzipped. The Champaign Police Department is…
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In order to perform a pole replacement and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing the following lanes: Thursday, November 6 (between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.) — Two lanes of Mattis Avenue will be closed between Cypress Drive and Ivy Court. Traffic will be shifted in the area. One lane…
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In order to perform a pole replacement and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Cypress Drive and Ivy Court. The lane closure will occur on Wednesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Southbound traffic will be…
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In July 2009, the State enacted the Illinois Jobs Now! program to create and retain over 439,000 jobs over six years with additional statewide capital construction funding (http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/jobsnow/). Over five years the City of Champaign received five Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) payments of $326,804 each, totaling $1.63 million, for transportation infrastructure projects. The City funded…
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