City of Champaign News

CFD Fire Information Report Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of smoke & flames seen coming from a house at 705 Kenwood on June 12th, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found flames showing through the roof in the back section of the house. Fire crews advanced hose lines to the back of the…
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Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Champaign Police Department From May 9-26, 2014, IDOT supported law enforcement agencies, statewide, to remind motorists to buckle up, both day and night, during the Click It or Ticket seat belt  enforcement mobilization. The Champaign Police Department joined other Illinois state and local law enforcement agencies in this…
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A warrant has been issued for the arrest of EDUARDO GUERRO CORTEZ, for Aggravated Battery, a Class Three Felony, with a bond of $1,000,000. Eduardo Guerro Cortez is a suspect who is sought in the alleged abduction of MONICA RAMIREZ, 19, of Champaign. The abduction occurred at Market Place Mall yesterday at approximately 4:05 p.m….
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Neighborhood Code Compliance received a complaint of a dangerous tree in the 800 block of West Maple on Friday, May 23, 2014. The complainant stated they thought the tree had been hit by lightning causing a large limb to crack. Code Compliance Manager David Oliver reviewed the tree and confirmed the limb was broken but…
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Greg Skaggs and Kevin Jackson met with Calvin Williams, the Chairman for the Committee on Construction at the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce.  The discussion centered around strategies for the Bristol Place Demolition Policy that would allow the greatest opportunities for MBE/WBE businesses to participate.  Mr. Williams was briefed on the discussions that NSD staff…
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The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a reported abduction that occurred just outside the North-East entrance to JC Penney at Market Place Mall yesterday at approximately 4:05 p.m. Champaign Police responded and learned that the 19 year-old female victim was outside Market Place with another 22 year-old male friend when they were approached by three male…
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Recently, both the Champaign and Urbana Police Departments (IL) have responded to multiple calls for service involving apparent heroin or other drug-related overdoses. Two of the Champaign calls involved drug-related deaths and two were for overdoses. According to Urbana Police Chief Patrick Connolly, Urbana officers have also noted a significant increase in the number of…
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Schomburg & Schomburg Construction, Inc. has completed the sidewalk repair on the East side of Elm Street from Healey Street to White Street. The first two blocks of the Elm Street brick repair is complete and work is progressing on the final block between Union Street and White Street. Work in the North Campus TIF…
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