City of Champaign News

The State Farm Center will be conducting major electrical work over the weekend. To accomplish this, electricity will be turned off at the facility. This power outage will affect traffic signals on Kirby Avenue at First Street and Fourth Street. These two intersections will be converted to four-way stops starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 22,…
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On August 18, 2014 Champaign Police Officers responded to a report of a person attempting to steal a bicycle in the 200 Block of East Stoughton.  Officers located an individual matching the suspect’s description a block away and stopped to investigate the reported bicycle theft. As officers were speaking with the individual they detected a strong…
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Citizens and City staff submitted 693 total requests during July 2014.  This was a 55% increase over June’s 448 calls, a huge leap by 245 requests.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff.  The greatest number of calls, 152, was recorded on July 12 following a large rainfall. Citizens…
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As students return to school on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the Champaign Police Department is reminding motorists and pedestrians to observe applicable laws near school zones. In an effort to promote safe school zones for students, the Champaign Police Department will place radar trailers in various school zones throughout the city. Reminders for Drivers:  When approaching a…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer service at 603 West Union Street, Stephens Excavating and Concrete will be closing Union Street, between Lynn Street and New Street, starting on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, and reopening by the end of the day on Friday, August 22, 2014, weather permitting. The street will be closed to through traffic,…
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The City of Champaign would like to announce the opening of Windsor Road from Fields South Drive to Briar Hill Drive at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014. The project is within budget and the road is open on schedule. Landscaping and miscellaneous work items will continue through to the contract completion date of October…
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As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on McKinley Avenue from University Avenue to Springfield Avenue will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Beniach Construction, will begin work Tuesday, August 19, 2014, weather permitting. This work involves patching of the existing concrete pavement, sidewalk repairs, construction of ADA compliant…
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On Friday, August 15, 2014, at approximately 3:10 AM, Champaign Police responded to a local hospital for a patient being treated for a gunshot wound.  The victim is a 26 year-old male. The injuries were not life threatening, and the victim was able to provide the police with a statement. According to the victim, he was a…
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NSD completed a mass mailing to both tenants and property owners in the Bristol Place Neighborhood advising them of the City’s interest in purchasing their property.  Letters to the tenants explained that they were not being asked to move, just being made aware that we are in contact with the owners of their homes about…
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