City of Champaign News

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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In order to repair pavement failures, Feutz Contractors will be closing the south bound lane of Wright Street between Green Street and John Street. The closure will begin on Friday, December 12, 2014, and will reopen on Monday, December 15, 2014. No south bound traffic will be allowed in the construction area. No driveway access…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS  COST OF CONSTRUCTION  DATE ISSUED  OWNER OR DEVELOPER/BUSINESS   2000 N Neil  $  750,000.00  12-09-14  Champaign Marketplace LLC  2000 N Neil – DEMO Permit  $1,000,000.00  12-09-14  Champaign Marketplace LLC  1609 N Mattis  $6,162,000.00  12-10-14  Illinois American Water…
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The Bristol Place LEED-ND Master Plan has won the award for “Best Neighborhood Plan” with the Illinois Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). CNU is a national organization which promotes walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. The Illinois Chapter of the CNU conducts an annual awards program to…
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Public is encouraged to partner with police when planning events The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into the incident that occurred at Centennial High School on December 4, 2014 at approximately 2:52 p.m., involving a student protest. A preliminary investigation determined that the student protest started in the school building and then spilled…
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