Items tagged: Champaign News

Kirby Avenue to Close at Copper Slough Bridge

Starting Monday, March 17, weather permitting, the Champaign Township Highway Department will CLOSE Kirby Avenue to all traffic between Holmstrom Drive and Cobblefield Road to remove and replace a section of failed pavement on Kirby Avenue adjacent to the bridge over the Copper Slough drainage ditch. Champaign Township expects Kirby Avenue will be closed from…
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Green Street Lane Closure

Broeren Russo Construction, Inc. is announcing an upcoming lane closure on Green Street to facilitate construction at 112 E Green.  A portion of the westbound lane of Green Street between Second Street & First Street (adjacent to the property) will be closed from Monday, March 17, 2014 through Monday, March 31, 2014.  The closure will…
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Prospect Avenue Lane Closures

In order to replace a damaged utility pole, Ameren Illinois will be closing two lanes of Prospect Avenue between Daniel Street and John Street on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting.  Northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane each in the area.

Change in Program Delivery Costs for Senior Minor Home Repair Program

The Senior Minor Home Repair Program that is administered by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission recently requested a change in their program delivery fee per project on their Subgrantee Agreement.  Currently, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission charges no more than $2,000 per project which is broken down by allotting $1,750 to construction and $250…
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Contractor Breakfast for City Suppliers

The cities of Champaign, Urbana, and the Village of Rantoul worked together to sponsor a breakfast for the contractors and subcontractors who supply the labor and materials required to complete our various programs’ projects. The breakfast was held at EL Toro restaurant on West Springfield Ave., Champaign. The purpose of the breakfast was to show…
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Permits Issued

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 101 W. University (4th Floor) $300,000.00 03-05-14 Christie Management Co.  2100 Fox Dr. B & C $700,000.00 03-03-14  NADBOL, LLC  1211 S. Prospect $597,225.00…
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CGTV Produces PSAs to Promote Responsible Drinking

Working closely with the Champaign Police Department, Information Technologies Department staff recently produced three 60-second public service announcements (PSAs) which promote responsible drinking and accountability.  Though the PSAs were released just before “Unofficial”, they were produced so they can be aired anytime of the year. One PSA features three University of Illinois football players (Wes…
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Champaign Students Compete in Black History Month “Battle of the Books”

A total of 80 students from seven schools competed in Champaign Public Library’s 11th annual Battle of the Books on February 22, 2014. This team competition for grades 3 to 5 teaches students about black history while it promotes reading. For several weeks prior to the event, students study 25 books, both fiction and nonfiction,…
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The Champaign Insider – The First Edition & Sign-Up Information

The City of Champaign is proud to launch its first e-newsletter, designed to help openly share information about City actions, events, and decisions with the Champaign public in an effort to be a more honest, transparent government. City leaders have heard the requests to increase transparency and share more information with our citizens. The City…
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New GED Online Practice Available for Free

The GED just became more challenging—and is now offered only online.  Students can prepare for the new exam using a free online GED test practice tool available through Champaign’s Public Library website. Library cardholders can access Peterson’s Prep for the GED® from any computer where two full-length practice tests are available in English and Spanish….
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