City of Champaign News

A Message About Yard Waste Collection and Early Snowfall Forecast In the event of an early snowfall, yard waste collection may be postponed. Rest assured however, that your bags will be picked up on an alternate date and you will not lose the number of collection days allotted to you. As a courtesy, please store…
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Champaign Police are currently searching for the driver involved in a hit and run accident On November 7, 2014, at approximately 8:10 AM, a 17 year-old Central High School student was struck by a sports utility vehicle while walking to school in the area of Clark and New Street. It was reported to police that…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer in the 100 block of west Charles Street, Duce Construction will be closing Charles Street between State Street and Neil Street. No through traffic will be allowed during the duration of this project. Local traffic will have access to this block from State Street, and access to businesses’…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer interceptor at the intersection of Neil Street and Columbia Avenue, Urbana Champaign Sanitary District and Cross Construction will be closing the following lanes: Northbound and southbound Neil Street traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Lanes will shift near the intersection of Columbia Avenue. Eastbound…
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Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to an automatic alarm at Helia Healthcare, 1915 S. Mattis Ave. on November 6, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found the sprinkler system activated and smoke in the laundry area of the facility. Fire crews deployed a hose line to the laundry area and quickly extinguished a fire in a…
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Citizens and City staff submitted 283 total requests during October 2014. This was a 1% increase from September’s 279 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 16 (6%) of the issues.   The Sewer Section responded to 55 (19%) miscellaneous…
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In order to terminate gas services at 209, 211, and 213 West Green, and 606 South State Streets, Ameren Illinois will be closing the following lanes: One eastbound lane of Green Street between State Street and Randolph Street One southbound lane of State Street between Green Street and John Street The lane closures will start…
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In the 2014 ratings, released this month, Champaign Public Library was among 258 public libraries to earn “star library” status, placing it among the top 3% of public libraries nationwide. The library has won this prestigious designation each year since the program launched in 2008, earning a 4-star rating for the last four years. The…
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Since June 30, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has taken nine theft reports involving wallets and other personal items, having been stolen from the purses of restaurant patrons. Reports indicate that items were stolen from purses hanging on the back of patrons’ chairs, or from purses left unattended and unzipped. The Champaign Police Department is…
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In order to perform a pole replacement and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing the following lanes: Thursday, November 6 (between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.) — Two lanes of Mattis Avenue will be closed between Cypress Drive and Ivy Court. Traffic will be shifted in the area. One lane…
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