Items tagged: Champaign

Accident at Mattis & Bloomington Road Involving a Champaign Police Squad Car

On July 24, 2014, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Champaign police officers responded to the intersection of Mattis Avenue and Bloomington Road for a report of an accident involving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a Champaign Police Department squad car. Witnesses reported seeing a pickup truck drive westbound on Bloomington Road and collide with the squad…
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The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile Makes a Stop at the Champaign Library this Saturday

The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile will make a stop at the Champaign Public Library from 1-5 pm on Saturday, July 26.  The Digital Bookmobile is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile containing high definition monitors, premium sound systems and a variety of portable media devices for patrons to search and try out the library’s digital collections. …
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Library’s Music CD for Kids Receives Recognition

What I Like! A Kid’s Collection of Songs and Smiles, produced by the Champaign Public Library, was included in a list of” Best Music For Little Ones” compiled by School Library Journal. The list appears in the July 2014 issue. The CD includes original songs by David Howie and features library staff members and local musicians. It was…
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Homicide Investigation Continues

The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into the murder of Rakim J. Vineyard, a 22 year-old Champaign man. The shooting occurred on the afternoon of July 19, 2014 at approximately 12:24 p.m. in the 1000 block of N. Sixth Street, Champaign. On Saturday, police received a report of a man being shot and…
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4th Street Detour

As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, a marked detour route will be posted with signs for the northbound lane of Fourth Street to facilitate work near Bradley Avenue. The detour will begin at the intersection of Fourth Street and Grove Street, then east on Grove Street to Fifth Street, then north…
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Champaign Police Department Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket Crackdown Statistics

The Champaign Police Department issued numerous citations over the Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket Campaign. • Seatbelt Citations – 9 • Cell Phone Citations – 3 • Other Citations – 2 Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to encourage seat belt use, especially during late-night…
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Champaign Police Conduct Shooting Investigation

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which occurred Saturday in the 1000 block of N. Sixth Street at approximately 12:24 PM. Police received a report of a man being shot and witnesses seeing the armed male offender flee from the area. Officers arrived on the scene and found an unconscious 22 year-old, male,…
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Olympian Drive Project Construction to Begin July 21, 2014

The Olympian Drive Construction Project has been awarded by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to Feutz Construction Contractors, Inc. from Paris, Illinois. The project award amount is $7,092,062.46. This project is being funded by IDOT Illinois Jobs Now (state public works bonds), Federal Highway Administration’s Surface Transportation Program (federal highways trust fund) and Illinois…
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Prospect Ave. Lane Closure

In order to complete an emergency repair on a water main, Illinois American Water will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Broadmoor Drive and Devonshire Drive. The lane closure will begin on Thursday, July 17, 2014 and will reopen by Friday, July 25, 2014. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area. Illinois…
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Sewer Lining Projects

Two Sewer Lining Projects are currently underway in the City. Sewers are lined to structurally renew the sewer pipe. Lining is less disruptive and less expensive than replacing sewers by digging up the old sewer pipes and installing new pipe. Lining is used to renew both sanitary sewer and storm sewer pipes. The 2013 Sewer…
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