City of Champaign News

On Monday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 10 Risk Manager Larry Krause attended a training program sponsored by the National Institute for Medicare and Medicaid Education. The training was held in Bloomingdale.  The training covered the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Conditional Payment Resolution, Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside Allocations, Liability Medicare Set…
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Following City Council direction, an ordinance to allow residents to raise backyard chickens is being drafted. An interdepartmental team including representatives from Police, Legal, Neighborhood Services, and Planning and Development Departments is working on the effort. The ordinance language will be part of Champaign Municipal Code, Chapter 7-Animals. The team is reviewing ordinances and procedures…
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In order to install domestic and fire water services to Bottenfield School at 1801 South Prospect Avenue, Mid Illinois Concrete will be closing Lynwood Drive from Broadmoor Drive to Foothill Drive. The road closure will begin on Monday, September 23, 2013, and will reopen on Monday, September 30, 2013, weather permitting. Through traffic will not…
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This past year, volunteers provided 12,450 hours of service to the Library. These generous community members helped with cleaning, opened boxes, data entry, provided computer assistance to library users, and delivered books to homebound individuals, among other tasks.  Students in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) are among the volunteers each year,…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 525 Town Center Blvd $584,600.00 09/09/13 Star Uniforms LLC/Vanilla Box–Future Office & Retail 910 Bloomington Rd. $780,000.00 09/06/13 McDaniel Meyer Properties/Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

The City of Champaign is working to address public concerns about pedestrian safety along Prospect Avenue, south of Green Street, and near South Side Elementary School. Since Tuesday, when learning of an accident involving an elementary student at South Side, the City of Champaign has taken immediate actions as well as begun to investigate longer-term…
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Officers responded to Bradley’s II, located at 1906 W. Bradley Avenue on September 12, 2013 at 1:48 AM, for a report of a large gas leak. Employees reported hearing a “strange sound” coming from outside the beer garden before discovering the gas leak. They then called 911 and immediately evacuated patrons from the building. Police…
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