City of Champaign News

Insituform Technologies will be constructing a new storm sewer liner on the east parkway of Locust Street between Daniel Street and John Street. In order to complete this work, traffic on Locust Street will be narrowed to a single, shared lane. Operations will begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 23 and will run continuously…
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In order to repair a rail crossing, Canadian National Rail will be closing McKinley Avenue between Vine Street and Maple Street. The closure will begin on Thursday, October 23, 2014. While the rail crossing is being repaired Schomburg & Schomburg will be repairing the pavement on either side of the crossing. The closure is expected…
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Mayor Don Gerard announced Champaign as a leading member of national initiative to advance fast, affordable, reliable Internet This morning, Champaign was featured in the launch of Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities. For more information on Next Century Cities, visit www.nextcenturycities.org….
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On October 18, 2014, the Champaign Police Department arrested Joseph Lee Harris, 31, of Champaign, after an arrest warrant for a parole violation was issued. Harris was arrested during a domestic incident involving a female who reported being threatened and battered by Harris. The female was able to flee from the home to a safe…
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The City Council agendas for the October 21, 2014 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and…
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Construction has begun on the final home located in the Taylor Thomas Subdivision.  The footings and crawlspace are installed and soon the volunteer schedule will be made available.  Susan Jones, Neighborhood Services Department, is coordinating with Habitat to secure a series of dates that will allow for employees to participate in the homebuilding process alongside…
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The invitation to bid on the demolition of 1013 W. Eureka St. was advertised in the News Gazette on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  The ad will also run in the Wednesday, October 15, 2014 edition of the News Gazette.  The property will be open on Friday, October 17, 2014 so that contractors can assess the…
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Duce Construction will be constructing a new storm sewer crossing Healey Street between Mattis Avenue and Victor Street. In order to complete this work, Healey Street will be closed from Mattis Avenue to Victor Street. Operations will begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 16 and are planned for completion and reopening by 8 a.m….
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309 E. Green Street The Champaign Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with two separate sexual abuse and sexual assault incidents that occurred between 3:00 a.m. and 4:40 a.m. on October 11, 2014 at the apartment building located at 309 E. Green Street. Paul Andrew Rouse, 29, of Schaumberg, was arrested on October…
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