City of Champaign News

The City Council agendas for the July 7, 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 Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged….
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As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Mayfair Road from Lincolnshire Drive to Broadmoor Drive is being rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Stark Excavating, will continue work Monday, July 6, 2015, weather permitting. Mayfair Road will temporarily be a one lane, one-way street northbound from Broadmoor Drive…
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UNIVERSITY AVENUE LANE CLOSURE  TO PERFORM EMERGENCY TREE REMOVAL In order to remove an ash tree that has split, the City will be closing a portion of the northern, east-bound lane of University Avenue, near the intersection of McKinley Avenue. This closure will begin immediately and is expected to reopen by early evening. The City…
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In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois and PAR Electric will close one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Washington Street and Columbia Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, July 10, 2015.  Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

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 905 S First $425,250.00 6-29-15 Gillespie Roland Prop, LLC 108 N Sixth $709,308.00 6-30-15 Illini North Development, LLC 608 E University $21,242,015.00 6-30-15 Illini North Development, LLC…
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In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois will close a lane of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, July 6, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, July 10, 2015. One lane of northbound and one lane of southbound traffic will remain open throughout the work….
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In order to install new fire and domestic water services at 509 East Green Street, Miller Enterprises will close the eastbound lane of Green Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. The lane closure will occur from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, through Friday, July 10, 2015. One lane of…
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Q: What had eight legs, ran on steam and will be 150 years old next month? A: The original Champaign Fire Department. Yes! The Champaign Fire Department turning 150 years old on July 8, 2015! Many things have certainly changed in Champaign’s modern fire department; fire engines aren’t horse drawn or steam driven today but dedicated…
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