City of Champaign News

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the sixth year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community….
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With winter approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2” or greater. The City of Champaign…
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During this holiday season, the Champaign Fire Department reminds you to keep fire safety in mind. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fires caused by candles and holiday decorations increase during the month of December, with nearly half of all holiday decoration fires occurring because the decorations were placed too close to a…
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Citizens and City staff submitted 197 total requests during November 2014.  This was a 30% decrease from October’s 283 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 15 (8%) of the issues. The Sewer Section responded to 36 (18%) miscellaneous requests…
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The Champaign Police Department has noticed an increase in the number of residential burglaries, as compared to last year at this time, cross the City. From December 1 – December 14, 2014, the Department received 34 residential burglary reports. In 2013, during this same period, 20 reports were taken for the same offense. During the…
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During the fall of 2014, the City’s Information Technologies (IT) Department upgraded the old Council Chambers audio-visual equipment to new high-definition equipment.  IT staff evaluated the condition and resale value of the replaced (surplus) equipment, and sold five pieces of equipment on eBay for a total net income of $425.  Other equipment that was determined…
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The Champaign Police Department is issuing a scam alert to the public due to an increase in telephone scam activity known as the Green Dot Verification Scam in our area. Victims of the scam receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be a representative of law enforcement, the courts, or other government agency. The…
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