City of Champaign News

After Council approved an additional tier in discount pricing for businesses purchasing 100+ permits, a Campustown business contacted Public Works to inquire about discount pricing in the University District. Public Works staff felt that this was a reasonable application of the City permit process and the City Manager approved the same bulk discount purchases for…
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The City of Champaign has received $23,289.50 in incentives from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program. The City qualified for these incentives by installing energy efficient HVAC equipment in Fire Station 5 (1810 N. Mattis Avenue) and the Police Department. Each piece of equipment was required to…
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Paul E. Craig, 38, of Champaign, a second suspect in a recent homicide case, is in custody. On July 10, 2014 at 1:49 a.m., Craig turned himself in at the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant that had been issued for his arrest in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding, 26, of…
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The upcoming Mariposa Music Festival in Downtown Champaign will affect travel and parking on Saturday, July 12. The City of Champaign wishes to provide information about these closures to inform citizens of the potential for affected travel during these times. The City encourages citizens to use alternative routes and alternative modes of transportation when possible. On Saturday,…
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In order to install a sanitary sewer service connection for the new high-rise building at 308 East Green Street, Mid-Illinois Concrete will be closing one lane of Green Street between Third Street and Fourth Street. The closure will begin on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 7 a.m. and will reopen by Wednesday, July 23, 2014…
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The City of Champaign will honor Vicki Stewart by dedicating a portion of Market  Street, between University Avenue and Logan Street, as Honorary Vicki Stewart Way. The honorary street sign will be unveiled on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. during a ceremony at the intersection of Market and Logan Streets in Champaign. Ms….
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The City of Champaign and Ameren Act On Energy are making progress on the energy audit and incentive program.  This is an important step to accomplish the goal to ‘make housing more affordable by making it more energy efficient.’ The program provides free energy audits and an incentive increase for insulation and air sealing projects…
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One suspect, Devon D. Craig, 37, of Champaign, has been arrested in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding. Craig was arrested in Chicago on June 28, 2014, by the Chicago Police and US Marshals on a Champaign County warrant for Armed Habitual Career Criminal. The bond was set at $500,000. On Tuesday, June…
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The City Council Agenda for the July 8, 2014 Regular Study Session is 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 welcome and encouraged. Click here to download a copy…
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