City of Champaign News

Neighborhood Code Compliance made a presentation on running bamboo to the Champaign City Council during a study session on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The study session was in response to recent complaints of running bamboo becoming invasive and not contained to an owner’s property. Code Compliance Manager David Oliver presented facts on running bamboo to…
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Today, September 18, 2014, the City of Champaign, through a contract with Insituform Technologies, began a storm sewer-pipelining project in the West Washington Watershed area. The proposed project will consist of lining approximately 2,600 lineal feet of 36-inch diameter storm sewer located along the north side of Washington Street stretching from Russell Street to Mattis Avenue….
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As part of its Risk Management program, the City maintains a membership in the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). Risk Manager Larry Krause is the City’s representative and is on the board of the Mid-Illinois Chapter of RIMS.  The chapter meets monthly from September through April with presentations on a variety of risk management…
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Today at approximately 3:20 p.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to a robbery at First Midwest Bank, located at 812 W. Springfield Avenue. Bank personnel reported that an unknown man entered the bank and displayed a note, which indicated that he was armed with a gun. However, no weapon was actually displayed to the teller….
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In order to restore pavement from a water main repair, Illinois American Water will close one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between William Street and Stonegate Drive. The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 and will reopen by noon on Friday, September 19, 2014. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane…
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To promote rail safety awareness and education, the Champaign Police Department will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week from September 14-20, 2014. Enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings in Champaign to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property.  In addition,…
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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 is being rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project is Beniach Construction. Starting Tuesday September 16, McKinley Avenue will be temporarily a one lane, one way street South Bound from University Avenue to Springfield Avenue….
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