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City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2” or greater. The City of Champaign…
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Champaign Police Investigate a Rash of Residential Burglaries

The Champaign Police Department has noticed an increase in the number of residential burglaries, as compared to last year at this time, cross the City. From December 1 – December 14, 2014, the Department received 34 residential burglary reports. In 2013, during this same period, 20 reports were taken for the same offense. During the…
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Public Safety Alert (Green Dot Card Scams)

The Champaign Police Department is issuing a scam alert to the public due to an increase in telephone scam activity known as the Green Dot Verification Scam in our area. Victims of the scam receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be a representative of law enforcement, the courts, or other government agency. The…
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Champaign Police Continues Investigation into Protest

Public is encouraged to partner with police when planning events The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into the incident that occurred at Centennial High School on December 4, 2014 at approximately 2:52 p.m., involving a student protest. A preliminary investigation determined that the student protest started in the school building and then spilled…
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Champaign Public Library offers online learning through Lynda.com

The Champaign Public Library now offers access to lynda.com, an online source for video courses and tutorials that teach software, creative, and business skills. Lynda.com offers more than 3,500 courses and 150,000 tutorials with new ones added every week. Users can learn to make movies, design websites, record songs, create spreadsheets, give presentations, animate 3D graphics,…
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Champaign Connection – Episode 43

The latest episode of Champaign Connection runs thru January 31st. Julie Pryde (Administrator, C-U Public Health District) discusses communicable disease outbreaks and why Champaign residents shouldn’t be worried about sensational diseases like Ebola.  Find out what does concern her, and how following a few basic rules could protect your family. Ernesto Salinas (Operations Division Manager)…
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Champaign Police Continue Investigation Following Student Protest

Public is encouraged to share information that might aid in investigation The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating an incident that occurred at Centennial High School Thursday afternoon while students were participating in a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest. At approximately 2:52 p.m., Officers responded to 913 Crescent Drive after being notified of an incident…
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Champaign Fire Department Turkey Fryer Safety

The City of Champaign Fire Department wants to remind our community of the hazards related to turkey frying during this holiday season. The use of turkey fryers can lead to devastating burns, destruction of property and other injuries if not used properly. Champaign Fire Department Turkey Fryer Safety Tips  Turkey fryers should always be used…
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Champaign Police Investigate Suspicious Death (Shadowwood Mobile Home Park)

The Champaign Police Department is investigating a suspicious death of a 27 year-old male. On November 18, 2014 at 8:17 a.m. police were called to the intersection of Redbud and Forsythia Drives to check on the welfare of an injured man who was found in a car. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased man in a car…
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Bristol Place Demolition Update

On November 4, 2014 a Contractor Orientation meeting was attended by 14 contractors to explain the contractor pool application, the bidding process, the permitting process, and the requirements for a contractor to participate in the contractor pool.  The application intake will be open throughout the estimated three year demolition period.  This will allow contractors who…
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