City of Champaign News

From Tuesday, February 11 through Thursday, February 13, firefighter training focused on health and wellness. Acting Deputy Chief John Barker spoke on the development of a Health and Wellness Program. This portion of the class focused on a program that would make options available to firefighting personnel to help prepare and maintain mental and physical…
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UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES ON GREEN STREET AND FIRST STREET Champaign – In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance, National Power Rodding Corp. will require lane closures on Green Street (between Locust Street and Fourth Street) and First Street (between Green Street and John Street). Operations will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18…
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UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES ON SPRINGFIELD AVENUE Champaign – In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance, National Power Rodding Corp. will be will require lane closures on Springfield Avenue (between Mattis Avenue and Fair Street). Operations will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17 and are planned for completion by 4:00 p.m. Monday, February…
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Neighborhood Code Compliance received a referral from the Public Works Department regarding raw sewage in a residential front yard. Kim Burnett, Property Maintenance Inspector, investigated and observed sewage coming up from ground creating a pool in the yard. The inspector immediately posted the property with a Notice to Abate and went through the procedures to…
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The GED just became more challenging—and is now offered only online.  Students can prepare for the new exam using a free online GED test practice tool available through Champaign’s Public Library website. Library cardholders can access Peterson’s Prep for the GED® from any computer where two full-length practice tests are available in English and Spanish….
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The following commercial permits were issued this week.  Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business    2006 N. Prospect           $1,865,000.00      02/07/14        Thompson Thrift/Gander Mountain    314 E. Clark  …
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C-U Bike to Work Day, one of several local events celebrating National Bike Month, has been set for May 15th, 2014. The City of Champaign was well represented at last year’s Bike to Work Day: 21 employees checked in at the downtown station, while 19 checked in at the Public Works station. The downtown station…
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The latest episode of Champaign Connection debuted February 1st and runs through the end of March. This episode covers a variety of interesting topics which include: Lacey Rains Lowe, City Planner, discusses the recent changes that allow Champaign residents to raise chickens in their own backyards. Find out why the change was made and what…
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Two Arrested in Connection with Armed Robberies (600 block of E. White Street) Champaign police have arrested two people in connection with two armed robberies that occurred in the 600 block of E. White Street on February 9, 2014. At 6:18 PM, Officers received information that a man and woman were robbed at gunpoint by…
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