City of Champaign News

On Tuesday, August 5, the City of Champaign participated in the annual National Night Out Celebration.  7 neighborhood groups who are registered with the City applied for funds to help assist them with hosting of neighborhood-based events.  The Champaign Park District also hosted a Sounds at Sunset event in Douglass Park that ran concurrent with…
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In June 2014, the Neighborhood Code Compliance Division received a complaint regarding a damaged storm drain inlet located in a private driveway east of Taco Bell Restaurant. After receiving the complaint, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete responded and issued a violation notice to the property owner. Due to the extensive amount of work required, it…
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On Thursday, August 7, 2014, the Champaign Police Department, along with the United States Marshal Service, announced the successful completion of a one day sex offender compliance and verification check. On August 7, 2014, a multi-agency enforcement team conducted unannounced visits to the homes of known sex offenders within Champaign County. Law enforcement officials followed…
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On Monday, August 11, 2014, Champaign Police responded to an address in the 1100 block of N. Sixth Street for a report of shots fired. The residents of this address reported that sometime during the early morning hours, someone fired rounds into their home. Upon arrival, the officers found that the residence had been struck…
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The cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 25th, at the I Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, with a 5:45 p.m. reception and 6:30…
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Champaign’s City Council Chambers will be closed to the public August 13-31 for construction and remodeling. To ensure the comfort and safety of staff and visitors, the August 19 and 26 Council meetings have been canceled, and other public meetings will be held in alternate locations. The remodeling includes replacement of all audio-visual equipment, ceiling…
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As the fall semester begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign is holding a move in/out recycle event from August 15-25, 2014. Cardboard dumpsters will be placed around the Campustown area with the purpose of providing students living in multifamily buildings (apartments, condos; co-ops with 5 or more units), fraternities, sororities, and other…
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The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will be increasing enforcement in the campus area the weeks of August 18th and August 25th in an attempt to eliminate large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters. Property owners will be issued notices giving them short response times in which to remove accumulations of trash. If…
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On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at approximately 10:03 AM, the Champaign Police responded to a report of a non-responsive subject along the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad tracks just south of the Springfield Avenue viaduct. Once officers located the subject, it was obvious to them the individual was deceased, and the Champaign County Coroner was called…
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On Saturday, August 9, 2014, at approximately 1:46 AM, the Champaign Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of Tawney Court. Upon arrival, officers learned that a domestic battery had occurred between a 68 year-old father and 40 year-old son, and that the father shot the son during the argument. The…
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