City of Champaign News

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On March 18, 2015, at approximately 12:21AM, Champaign Police responded to a report of a fight and possible shooting at the Circle K Gas Station, located at 1713 W. John Street.  The initial investigation indicates that two parties met at the gas station to conduct a drug transaction.  During the…
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National Power Rodding Corp. will be performing routine storm sewer maintenance on Bradley Avenue between James Street and Hagan Street. In order to complete this work, eastbound traffic will be narrowed to one lane through the work zone. Operations are planned daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Wednesday, March 18 and ending Wednesday,…
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In order to complete utility improvement work, Ameren will close the two northbound lanes of Prospect Avenue, between Armory Avenue and Green Street, beginning at 7:00 am, Saturday, March 21, 2015 through 10:00pm, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Traffic will be diverted to the southbound lanes of Prospect Avenue, to allow for continued two-way traffic. Ameren…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer in the intersection of First Street and John Street, Duce Construction will close First Street to through traffic between Green Street and Daniel Street from March 23, 2015 through March 27, 2015. Local traffic will still have access to driveways. Traffic will be rerouted around the area via…
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On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at approximately 1:33 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested Robert E. Williams for the offenses of Murder and for Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver. Robert Williams, a 28-year old male from Champaign, was arrested in connection with the October 25, 2014 murder of Jermel Hedrick.  Williams was…
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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  911 S Fourth  $ 1,553,718.00  3-11-15  Bridgett R Wakefield – Phi Kappa Psi  401 E University  $ 3,844,000.00  3-6-15  G. T. Hardwick Architects  

The Champaign Police Department announced today they will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day to crack down on drunk drivers. Unbuckled motorists also will be ticketed. “We are reminding everyone this weekend through St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober and buckle up,” said Sgt. Geoff Coon. “If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate…
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Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 1125 N. Third St. on March 10th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke emitting from the first floor of the apartment. Fire crews deployed a single hand line through the main entry of the apartment and were…
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