City of Champaign News

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE ACTIVATED As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 8.3 inches of snow during the Saturday night/ Sunday…
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On February 28th at 2:33AM, Champaign Police responded to a call for a fight that occurred in a parking lot, north of the High Dive Bar. As officers approached the scene, the crowd began to disperse.  At 2:36AM, officers reported hearing a shot.  A 22 year-old male victim was located with a gunshot wound and was…
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City Crews Continue to Address Snowfall  The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to address the snowfall that fell overnight and this morning. NOAA snowfall totals this morning showed 9.5” of accumulation. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan….
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CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Saturday evening, February 28, 2015. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff has…
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The City Council agenda for the March 3, 2015 Regular Council Meeting is 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. Special note: there will be a Township Study…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS COST OF CONSTRUCTION DATE ISSUED OWNER OR DEVELOPER/BUSINESS 2100 S Oak #111 $443,354.00 2-20-15 Fox/Atkins Development, LLC 101 W University $256,700.00 2-20-15 Christie Management Co, Inc.

On February 26, 2015 at 1:07AM, Champaign Police responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the MACH 1 gas station at 902 Bloomington Road. Witnesses to the crime advised that the suspect left in a vehicle and was last seen driving westbound on Bloomington Road. Officers were in the immediate area…
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Champaign Fire Department Investigators have completed the fire investigation at 2306 S. Mattis Ave. After thorough scene examination and witness interviews, investigators were able to determine that the fire started in the kitchen area of the house but have left the cause of this fire as UNDETERMINED.

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