City of Champaign News

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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In order to repair a major gas leak, Bradley Avenue, between Market Street and Fourth Street, is closed. Other intersecting roads closed in the area of the leak are: Oak Street at Bradley Avenue; North Chestnut Street at Bradley Avenue; and North Clock Street at Bradley Avenue. Oak Trace Apartments on Bradley Avenue were evacuated….
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The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating two N. State Street shooting incidents.  The most recent shooting occurred on Friday, May 23, 2014 at approximately 9:33 p.m. in the area of Eureka and State Streets (1000 N. State Street). Police responded to the area after witnesses reported hearing six or seven gunshots.  Witnesses also reported…
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The Champaign Police Department has been investigating an incident that was reported to have occurred in the area of Washington and Miller on May 21, 2014 at around 3:30 PM.  A 13 year-old female reported being approached by a male suspect in a green car.  This suspect was reported to have exited the car and forced…
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The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident which occurred Thursday, May 22 at approximately 7:47 p.m. in the 800 block of N. State Street. Police responded to the area after witnesses reported hearing seven or eight gunshots. Witnesses also reported seeing a red car and a silver car chasing each other while…
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TEMPORARY CHANGES IN PARKING AT UNIVERSITY AND MARKET PARKING LOT (ILLINOIS TERMINAL) DURING RESURFACING Champaign – In order to resurface the University and Market parking lot (Illinois Terminal), sections of the lot will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, May 27, 2014 for approximately two weeks. Tuesday 5/27/14 through Monday 6/2/14 – The north section of…
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The Champaign Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team would like to notify the public of an upcoming training exercise. WHAT:    SWAT Team officers will be conducting a training exercise involving munitions.  These munitions are strictly controlled and will not pose any threat to the surrounding neighborhood. WHO:      Champaign Police Department Special Weapons…
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The Champaign Police Department remains committed to making Champaign’s roadways safe for all those who travel. An effective method of promoting safe, responsible driving is through driver education and awareness regarding the dangers of both vehicle speed and distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 3,328 people were killed and…
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