City of Champaign News

Why should award-winning young adult author Patrick Ness visit Champaign? The library’s answer to this question, entered in a publisher-sponsored competition, resulted in Ness talking to more than 700 Jefferson Middle School students last week. An American-born British author, Ness won Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal in both 2011 and 2012. News of the winning entry…
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The City uses boilers to help heat several of the buildings. The Office of the State Fire Marshal requires that all boilers be inspected every two years and certain pressure vessels (like hot water tanks) be inspected every three years. In some instances, the State Fire Marshal inspectors conduct the inspections. In other instances, they…
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The Champaign Fire Department hosted Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons as they presented “After The Fire” to Fire Department personnel and City staff from the twin cities on Sept. 16th, 17th and 18th. It was a dynamic presentation that included the film “After The Fire” – inspired by their true story of surviving a dormitory…
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The Champaign Police Department is asking for the public’s help to provide information regarding a possible hit and run accident, occurring in the area of Sixth and Daniel Street on September 28, 2013, sometime between the hours of midnight and 4:30 a.m. Officers responded to Carle Hospital for a report of a 21 year-old Champaign…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 3515 N. Staley Rd. $555,000.00 09/19/13 The Andersons Agriservices/Liquid Fertilizer Loadout Bldg.

In order to accommodate construction traffic at 2307 Sangamon Drive (Leonhard Recreational Center), Champaign Park District will be closing a section of Sangamon Drive just east of Kenwood Road. Sangamon Drive will be closed from Kenwood Road to the Sholem Pool parking lot starting on Monday, September 30, 2013, through Friday, October 25, 2013. The…
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