City of Champaign News

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 2811 W Kirby $950,000.00 10/07/13 Richard Niemann, Jr./Pets Plus and Ace Hardware

Each year October is designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Statistics indicate one woman in four will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. On October 3, 2013, the Champaign Police Department, along with the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Center for Women in Transition, and Community Elements sponsored a Domestic Violence Expo at Garden Hills…
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The Champaign Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team has been awarded $1,000 from Illinois American Water Company to purchase foam application distribution devices. These devices are critical to the fire department’s efforts to upgrade fire department’s equipment. The addition of this equipment will allow the fire department to adequately supply two elevated streams for foam application…
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(From the US Department of Justice) Urbana, Ill. –A jury deliberated for approximately 1 hour and 30 minuteslate Wednesday afternoon before returning guilty verdicts against Parrish Kappes, 47 of, Tuscola, Ill., for distribution and possession of child pornography. Sentencing for Kappes is scheduled on January 31, 2014. Kappes was indicted by a grand jury in…
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