City of Champaign News

In order to test the weather proofing of the masonry on the south side of the City Building, the westbound lanes of University Avenue, between Walnut Street and Neil Street, will be closed on Saturday June 21, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Public Works staff will be on site, with the assistance of the…
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Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 702 Crescent Dr. on June 17, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found a resident outside of the building stating that the stairs within the apartment building were on fire. Fire crews advanced a single hose line into the structure and were able…
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In order to repair pavement failures, Schomburg & Schomburg Contractors will be closing Fifth Street at the intersection of White Street and Fifth Street.  The closure will begin on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  White Street will have one lane open at all times.  No thru traffic will be allowed on Fifth Street in the construction area.

In order to replace telecommunications conduit for AT&T, Custom Underground will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Park Street and Church Street. The lane closure will occur on the following dates: Monday, June 23, 2014 through Thursday, June 26, 2014 Monday, June 30, 2014 through Thursday, July 3, 2014 During the closure,…
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In order to install water services for the new high-rise building at 308 East Green Street, Mid-Illinois Concrete will be closing one lane of Fourth Street between Healey Street and Green Street. The closure will begin on Monday, June 16, 2014, at 7 a.m. and will reopen by Friday, June 20, 2014, at 4 p.m….
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On the evening of June 13, 2014, the Champaign Police Department continued to follow up on investigative leads and received information that the victim, MONICA RAMIREZ, and suspect, EDUARDO GUERRO CORTEZ, were possibly in Houston, Texas. Champaign Police detectives were able to coordinate investigative efforts with the Champaign and Houston FBI Offices, Homeland  Security, and…
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As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Phillips Drive from Nelson Court to the railroad tracks will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project is Beniach Construction. Beginning Tuesday, June 17, Phillips Drive will temporarily become a one lane, one way street south-bound from Nelson Court to Washington Street. …
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CFD Fire Information Report Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of smoke & flames seen coming from a house at 705 Kenwood on June 12th, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found flames showing through the roof in the back section of the house. Fire crews advanced hose lines to the back of the…
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