City of Champaign News

The City Council agenda for the February 4, 2014 Regular Council Meeting & Closed Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download…
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The “First Nighter” Orientation kickoff for the Champaign Police Department Explorer Post 258 was held on January 23, 2014.  Volunteer Police Officers who manage and conduct Explorer Post 258 met with eleven recruits and their parents for the program orientation.  Champaign Unit 4 Schools provided the refreshments for the First Nighter and the local Target…
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The GED just became more challenging—and the Champaign Public Library is ready to help students meet that challenge.  As of January 2, the GED high school equivalency exam is offered only on computer. The content of the exam has also changed. Students can prepare for the new exam—and get comfortable with a computer—using the free…
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Champaign Police have arrested Herbert J. Howard, a Unit #4 School District employee, wanted in connection with a sexual abuse allegation involving a 13-year-old student. On the afternoon of January 28, 2014, Howard reported to the Champaign Police Department after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Howard was subsequently questioned by an investigator and…
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The 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration was held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Hilton Garden Inn. The theme this year was, “A Future Filled with Fast and Marvelous Opportunities”.  This commemorative annual event is dedicated to recognizing excellence in community service and humanitarianism by individuals and organizations in our…
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CFD Fire Information Report Narrative: Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a report of smoke & flames in room 657 of Sherman Hall. Fire crews were approached by the occupant of the fire room, who gave direction to room 655. There was light smoke in the common hall of the 6th floor, and heavy…
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In 2006, the City Council approved a development agreement with Neimann Foods for development of the grocery store space associated with the Burnham Redevelopment project.  The agreement provided for the reimbursement of local sales and food and beverage taxes for a period of 5 years beginning from the date of operation or up to $715,000,…
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On November 22, 2013, the Champaign Police Department received a report regarding a sexual abuse allegation involving a 13-year-old student and a staff member for Unit #4 school district. The alleged incident occurred on November 8, 2013, at Edison Middle School, located at 306 West Green Street, Champaign, Illinois, during school hours. Since the initial…
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