City of Champaign News

The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 1210 Providence Circle $896,499.00 6-19-14 Tyson & Billy Architect Housing Auth of Champ Co. 3602 Colleen Dr. $1,213,297.00 6-19-14 Tyson & Billy Architect Housing…
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Last week, A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. finished reconstructing the intersection of Healey St. & Sixth St., and the intersection was fully opened to traffic.   By the end of this week, A&R will complete the reconstruction of Healey St. between Fifth St. and Sixth St. On Wednesday, June 25, A&R closed the intersection of Healey St….
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Citizens and City staff submitted 348 total requests during May 2014. May’s count increased by 32 calls compared to April’s 316. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 46 (13.2%) of the service issues. The Forestry Section received 75 (22%) of…
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In order to install a storm sewer connection at 519 E. Green Street, Broeren Russo and Mid-Illinois Concrete will close Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street on: Monday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 2, 2014 During this closure, through traffic will not be allowed in the area, but the contractor will accommodate deliveries….
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In order to replace telecommunications conduit for AT&T, Custom Underground will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Park Street and Church Street. The lane closure will occur on the following dates: Monday, June 30, 2014, through Thursday, July 3, 2014 Monday, July 7, 2014, through Friday, July 11, 2014 During the closure,…
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In order to perform a pole replacement and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Willis Avenue and McKinley Avenue. The lane closure will occur on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Westbound traffic will be…
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Electric vehicle chargers in the Hill Street Parking deck were recently upgraded for compatibility with newer electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, etc… One older, paddle type charger remains to accommodate any visitors who may have older EVs. The photo at right shows resident Scott Willenbrock charging his Chevy Volt. Staff will…
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The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which occurred in the 1500 Block of Hedge Road yesterday evening at approximately 5:50 p.m. Champaign Police responded to an initial report of people being chased by others who were armed with guns, and a report shortly afterwards of multiple shots being fired. Champaign Police responded and…
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NOTE CORRECTION: ST. MARY’S ROAD WILL BE OPEN FOR THE DURATION OF THE BLOOMINGTON GOLD EVENT. The upcoming Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival in Downtown Champaign and the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show near the State Farm Center and Downtown Champaign, will affect travel and parking beginning Tuesday, June 24 – Monday, June 30. The City…
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On Monday, June 23, at approximately 7:16 PM, Champaign Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 2100 W.  White. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting and located witnesses who reported seeing a subject shooting from a vehicle at another vehicle. However, no victims or offenders were located at…
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