City of Champaign News

The Champaign Police Department has been made aware of an internet video entitled “Champaign Police Officer Scraps with a Civilian until Backup Arrives”, which shows one of its police officers engaged in a physical altercation with a male subject. In response to this video, the Champaign Police Department conducted a preliminary review of reports and…
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The redevelopment of the City parking lot located at 524 E. Green Street (commonly referred to as Lot J) into a public parking garage, Marriott TownePlace Suites, apartment units, and retail space will break ground by May 1.  The project, approved by City Council in February 2014, includes a 6-story hotel building along Green Street and a…
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The Public Works Department saw a 256 (38%) decrease in service requests during the month of March compared to February. Citizens and City staff submitted 313 total requests during March 2014. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff.   Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 34 (10.8%)…
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Area residents are invited to bring old or unwanted electronic items to the upcoming Countywide Residential Electronics Collection to have these items responsibly recycled and refurbished. Teams of community service volunteers will be on hand to unload electronic items from residents’ vehicles. No fees will be collected from persons dropping off items. The collection will…
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The project removes damaged pavement (potholes) and replaces it with full-depth concrete pavement. Feutz Contractors started work on the project March 31, 2014. Feutz has already completed work at four locations: Devonshire Drive between Lakeside Drive and Sandpiper Lane; Broadmoor Drive between Mayfair Road and Robert Drive; Harrington Drive between O’Donnell Drive and Robert Drive;…
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Champaign Signal has been working on the installation of street lights along First Street from St Marys Road to Windsor Road. This work should be complete within three weeks. Stark Excavating will begin placing a rock base for Gerty Drive this week. Construction of the street will occur shortly after the base has been placed….
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The State of Illinois awarded a contract to Stark Excavating to widen the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57. Construction began on April 1 and will be complete on October 15, 2014. There is a requirement that the road be open for traffic on August 15, 2014. Stark is currently working on…
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Parents who are homeschooling—or looking into the homeschool option—are invited to visit the free Homeschool Fair at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., on Saturday, April 19. It’s a chance to connect with supportive resources in the Champaign-Urbana community, see a 3D printer in action, and learn how makerspaces and high-tech tools are creating…
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In order to repair pavement failures, Feutz Contractors will be closing the two southbound lanes of Prospect Avenue between Devonshire Drive and Windsor Road. The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, and will reopen on Monday, April 21, 2014. The northbound lanes of Prospect Avenue will be one lane in each direction.

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