City of Champaign News

On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at approximately 10:03 AM, the Champaign Police responded to a report of a non-responsive subject along the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad tracks just south of the Springfield Avenue viaduct. Once officers located the subject, it was obvious to them the individual was deceased, and the Champaign County Coroner was called…
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On Saturday, August 9, 2014, at approximately 1:46 AM, the Champaign Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of Tawney Court. Upon arrival, officers learned that a domestic battery had occurred between a 68 year-old father and 40 year-old son, and that the father shot the son during the argument. The…
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The City Council Agendas for the August 12, 2014 Special 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 at 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign at 7:00pm. The meetings are open to the public and participation is…
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The City of Champaign will host a STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Community Service Day on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The STAR Service Day will provide an opportunity for University of Illinois students and community volunteers to participate in community service projects and initiatives to improve neighborhoods located within…
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Champaign Police Officer Kristina Haugen and K9 Cash gave a presentation to a group of children at the Stephens Family YMCA on July 31. Officer Haugen and Cash demonstrated some of the law enforcement duties they perform while on duty with the Champaign Police Department and answered questions from the 3rd through 8th grade youth.

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   2911 Crossing Court  $1,390,000.00  08-05-14  Robesons Inc.  209 E Wilbur  $685,000.00  08-01-14  Living Alternatives

Starting Monday, August 11, 2014, weather permitting, Cross Construction will CLOSE Market Street between Olympian Drive and Ford Harris Road, to begin construction activities for the resurfacing of this section of Market Street. A marked detour route will be in place to direct traffic around the project. The detour route will utilize Olympian Drive and…
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Information Technologies Department (ITD) staff videotaped the Mahomet Aquifer Summit held at the Champaign Public Library on July 12, 2014.  The Summit was held as an educational seminar to educate the public about local efforts to protect the Mahomet Aquifer from contamination.  Multiple presentations were made by experts on this important issue.  Several elected officials…
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As summer turnover begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign and local non-profit agencies are continuing their effort to encourage the students living in multifamily buildings, fraternities, sororities, and private certified housing to donate any unwanted items that can be resold or reused. The date scheduled for drop-off is: Saturday, August 9….
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The latest episode of Champaign Connection runs now through the end of September. Jonathan Westfield (School Resource Officer) discusses “Stranger Danger” and what parents and children should do to make this school year a safe one.  He also reviews school zone traffic rules that some drivers might find confusing. David Oliver (Code Compliance Manager) explains…
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