City of Champaign News

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to 402 Briar Ln. on February 18, 2015 at 6:18 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke in one unit of the eight unit apartment building. Upon further investigation, fire crews found fire to be in a plumbing chase wall that ran from the first to the second floor….
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The SmartCover is instrumentation mounted on the underside of a sewer manhole to monitor liquid levels in the manhole. SmartCover provides real time flow level monitoring with alarm notification. The SmartCover is portable and relocatable to help identify sewer blockages and sources of unusual sewer inflow. SmartCover is wireless, self-contained, attaches to existing manhole covers, has…
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Community Members Urged to Assist in Providing Information Local law enforcement agencies are working together to investigate seven incidents related to the aggravated discharge of a firearm that have occurred in the Urbana-Champaign area since late Friday evening. Police agencies have identified these incidents as being related to two feuding groups, who have fired numerous…
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In order to perform an emergency repair on a water main, Illinois American Water will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Hessel Blvd and Fairway Drive. The lane closure will begin on Monday, February 16, 2015 and will reopen on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in…
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The City Council agendas for the February 17, 2015 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged….
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The annual One Winter Night fundraising event in downtown Champaign, sponsored by CU at Home, was held from 5:30 – 9:00 pm on Friday, February 6. This year’s event included a new an educational component regarding homelessness. The Champaign City Building served as the educational space with several vendors set up in the atrium while various…
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The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) will be utilizing local municipal code requirements for tenant based voucher units in the Housing Choice Voucher Program effective July 1, 2015. This will be applicable to the City of Champaign, City of Urbana and Village of Rantoul. For the unincorporated areas, HACC will utilize the property maintenance codes…
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