City of Champaign News

The Human Resources and Fire Departments administer programs to recruit and select a diverse group of qualified candidates for entry-level Firefighter positions.  Recruitment efforts for 2014 successfully yielded an increase of 15 applications from 2012. The Human Resources and Fire Departments hosted an optional study session for the written exam on September 17.  The study…
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Champaign police have arrested JUSTIN BROWN, 38, of Champaign, in connection to the shooting of a 23 year-old Champaign man on September 23, 2014, in the 500 block of Alabama Avenue. Brown was arrested October 1, 2014, at 1:01 PM on a Champaign County warrant for Attempted Murder; Aggravated Battery; and Aggravated Discharge of a…
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On Monday, September 29 and Tuesday, September 30 Risk Manager Larry Krause attended the 2014 Medicare Secondary Payer Educational Conference in Rosemont, Illinois.  Speakers were attorneys that are well versed on the subject and included Daniel Anders and Russell Whittle from ExamWorks Clinical Solutions, Zachary Pyers and David Valant from Reminger and Robert Finley from…
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Insituform Technologies will be constructing a new storm sewer liner on the west parkway of Edwin Street between Washington Street and Church Street. In order to complete this work, traffic on Edwin Street will be narrowed to a single, shared lane, and work hours will  be extended through the night of Wednesday, October 1. Operations…
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In order to restore pavement from a water main repair, Illinois American Water will close one northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Breen Drive and Ventura Drive. The lane closure will begin on Monday, September 29, 2014, and will reopen by Friday, October 3, 2014, at noon. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane…
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(First Midwest Bank, 812 West Springfield Avenue) (Illini Arcade, 33 East Springfield Avenue A suspect in the First Midwest Bank robbery, which occurred on September 15, 2014, and the Illini Arcade robbery, which occurred on September 12, 2014 has been arrested. On September 22, 2014, MICHAEL ALEXANDER, 37, of Rantoul, was arrested in the 5900…
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Starting September 25, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin patching, milling, and paving work on Duncan Road between Kirby Avenue and Springfield Avenue. This phase of the work will cause significant delays. Motorists are urged to take alternate routes if possible. There will be one lane open at all times; however, expect five- to 10-minute…
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The Color Run 5-K will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  The race will start at the northeast corner of Market Place Mall, near Market Street.  Road closures will start at 6:45 AM and the race will begin at 8 AM.  The following streets will be closed or have limited access: Town Center Boulevard, from Neil Street…
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