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Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

(First Midwest Bank, 812 West Springfield Avenue) (Illini Arcade, 33 East Springfield Avenue A suspect in the First Midwest Bank robbery, which occurred on September 15, 2014, and the Illini Arcade robbery, which occurred on September 12, 2014 has been arrested. On September 22, 2014, MICHAEL ALEXANDER, 37, of Rantoul, was arrested in the 5900…
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Color Run 5-K – Street Closures

The Color Run 5-K will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  The race will start at the northeast corner of Market Place Mall, near Market Street.  Road closures will start at 6:45 AM and the race will begin at 8 AM.  The following streets will be closed or have limited access: Town Center Boulevard, from Neil Street…
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Nineteenth Fire Factor Academy Set to Ignite

On Saturday, September 27, Fire Factor 19 will ignite students’ minds and spur them to action. One Hundred and Twenty University of Illinois student-leaders from across the campus will gather at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Dr. for this Semester’s fire safety / awareness training. During the morning event, students will “escape” from…
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Missing Person Located

On September 19, 2014, the Champaign Police Department located 16 year-old Brandon Dominguez near Hessel Park, after receiving a tip that he had been seen in the area.  Brandon was found safe and unharmed. The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the media and community for assisting in the search.  

Washington Street Drainage Improvements

The City of Champaign would like to announce that on Monday, September 22, 2014, West Washington Street between Russell Street and Garfield Avenue and the intersection of Washington Street and Russell Street will be closed to traffic. This closure is necessary to reconstruct the City’s infrastructure and improve drainage at the intersection of Washington Street…
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Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery (First Midwest Bank, 812 W. Springfield Avenue)

Today at approximately 3:20 p.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to a robbery at First Midwest Bank, located at 812 W. Springfield Avenue. Bank personnel reported that an unknown man entered the bank and displayed a note, which indicated that he was armed with a gun. However, no weapon was actually displayed to the teller….
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Champaign Police Department to Participate in Illinois Rail Safety Week

To promote rail safety awareness and education, the Champaign Police Department will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week from September 14-20, 2014. Enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings in Champaign to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property.  In addition,…
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2014 Concrete Maintenance Project – McKinley Avenue

As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on McKinley Avenue from University Avenue to Springfield Avenue is being rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project is Beniach Construction. Starting Tuesday September 16, McKinley Avenue will be temporarily a one lane, one way street South Bound from University Avenue to Springfield Avenue….
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Fire Chief Interviews Scheduled

The City of Champaign has selected four (4) finalists to be interviewed for the position of Fire Chief. The four (4) finalists will be interviewed September 17-18, 2014. The finalists are: Gary Ludwig, Managing Director of the Ludwig Group, LLC, a 37-year veteran of the fire service, and former Deputy Fire Chief for the Memphis,…
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Public Safety Alert – Champaign Police Warn Residents to Lock Up

The Champaign Police Department is warning residents to lock their apartments at all times. This warning is being issued after the department received multiple reports of burglaries occurring to unlocked apartments. Since August 15, 2014, twenty reports have been filed, indicating that residences were entered illegally and laptops and other electronic items were stolen. Officers…
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