City of Champaign News

CFD Fire Information Report Champaign Fire Department responded today to a report of a working fire at 1206 Dorie Miller Dr. Upon arrival, crews found nothing showing from the structure. Fire crews entered and found fire to be in the bathroom area of the structure in a small linen closet. Fire crews were able to…
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The City of Champaign announced today that its Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) program will not continue for the next year (June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015). The City was not able to obtain from a retail electric supplier a bid that could beat the Ameren electricity supply rate. “The City’s MEA program was a…
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City of Champaign Announces Human Resources Director Appointment Elaine Tincher-Johnson to Begin June 16 Champaign, IL – City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced this morning that Elaine Tincher-Johnson, currently the Director of Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, Wisconsin), has been appointed Human Resources Director for the City of Champaign effective June 16,…
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The Champaign Police Department is inviting the public to its 3rd Annual Open House event, on Saturday, May 17, 2014.  The Open House will be held during National Police Week (May 11-17, 2014), an event recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. Law Enforcement. WHAT:       OPEN HOUSE  WHO:         This event is open to the public! WHEN:      …
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Visit Champaign County (formerly the Champaign County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau) held their second annual Toast to Tourism event on Wednesday, May 7th at the Spurlock Museum.  The event features an overview of the impact of tourism on the local economy and recognizes community members with Tourism Impact Awards.  A new VCC promotional video was…
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Citizens and City staff submitted 316 total requests during April 2014.  April’s count was very similar to March’s at 313 service requests.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 31 (9.8%) of the service issues.  Over half (19) of the SeeClickFix…
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In order to repair a storm sewer inlet and manhole for the University of Illinois, A&R Services will be closing one eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Neil Street and Oak Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, May 12, 2014 and will reopen by Friday, May 16, 2014, weather permitting. Eastbound traffic will…
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City Manager to Reopen Search for Fire Chief Acting Chief Dave Ferber to Continue in Leadership Role City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that she will reopen the search for the position of Fire Chief.  The City will accept applications from new candidates beginning on May 12 until the position is filled.  After exhausting…
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