City of Champaign News

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Friday evening, February 20, 2015. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works…
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402 Briar Dr. Fire Casue Determined Champaign Fire Department Investigators have determined the cause of the fire at 402 Briar Ln. to be accidental. Through scene examination and witness interviews it was determined that maintenance personnel had been using a heat gun to thaw frozen water pipes in the crawl space area of the structure. These…
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Champaign Fire Department responded to 1502 Maplecrest Dr. on February 19, 2015 at 11:54 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke emitting from the attached garage area of the structure. Fire crews advanced a single hand line to the front of the structure and advanced to the attached garage area. Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. Two workers…
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The Champaign, Urbana, and University of Illinois Police Departments and Champaign County Sheriff’s Office informed the community yesterday about a recent surge of incidents in the Urbana-Champaign area related to the aggravated discharge of a firearm. It was reported that two feuding groups fired numerous gunshots into targeted homes and cars. No injuries were reported,…
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The City of Champaign is in the process of planning the 2015-19 Consolidated Plan. The City seeks public input into the needs of the community and the programming offered.   Below is a list of upcoming meeting dates: Date   Time Meeting Location Tuesday, March 10, 2015 7 – 9 pm Champaign City Council Study Session…
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Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to 402 Briar Ln. on February 18, 2015 at 6:18 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke in one unit of the eight unit apartment building. Upon further investigation, fire crews found fire to be in a plumbing chase wall that ran from the first to the second floor….
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The SmartCover is instrumentation mounted on the underside of a sewer manhole to monitor liquid levels in the manhole. SmartCover provides real time flow level monitoring with alarm notification. The SmartCover is portable and relocatable to help identify sewer blockages and sources of unusual sewer inflow. SmartCover is wireless, self-contained, attaches to existing manhole covers, has…
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Community Members Urged to Assist in Providing Information Local law enforcement agencies are working together to investigate seven incidents related to the aggravated discharge of a firearm that have occurred in the Urbana-Champaign area since late Friday evening. Police agencies have identified these incidents as being related to two feuding groups, who have fired numerous…
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