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Exchange Club of Champaign Announces Champaign 2014 Firefighter of the Year

Exchange Club of Champaign will honor Champaign Fire Department’s 2014 Firefighters of the Year Lieutenant Matt Plutz, Acting Engineer Todd Anderson, and Probationary Fire Fighter Jesse Rivera at a noon luncheon on Monday, April 21 at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., Champaign. They joined the Champaign Fire Department as follows: Lt. Plutz in July…
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League of Illinois Bicyclists Annual Bike Summit

Police Lt. Jim Clark gave a presentation on April 15, 2014, for the League of Illinois Bicyclists, 3rd Annual Illinois Bike Summit that was held at the I-Hotel. Illinois bicycle advocates and interested professionals from around Illinois attended the summit for a day of learning and networking, meant to help them make their towns more…
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Champaign Police Department Responds to Viral Internet Video

The Champaign Police Department has been made aware of an internet video entitled “Champaign Police Officer Scraps with a Civilian until Backup Arrives”, which shows one of its police officers engaged in a physical altercation with a male subject. In response to this video, the Champaign Police Department conducted a preliminary review of reports and…
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Homeschool Fair to Highlight Community Makerspaces

Parents who are homeschooling—or looking into the homeschool option—are invited to visit the free Homeschool Fair at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., on Saturday, April 19. It’s a chance to connect with supportive resources in the Champaign-Urbana community, see a 3D printer in action, and learn how makerspaces and high-tech tools are creating…
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2006 Parkdale Drive – Fire Update

CFD Fire Information Report Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working at 2006 Parkdale Dr. Upon arrival fire department crews found smoke emitting from the front and rear of the property. Fire crews entered the property and found fire to be in a utility closet off the kitchen area. A hose…
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410 E. Green – Fire Update

CFD Fire Information Report Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working at 410 E. Green St / Empire Restaurant. Upon arrival fire department crews found smoke emitting from the front of the property. Fire crews entered the property and found a cooking fire that had been controlled by the suppression system…
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Detectives Solve Motor Vehicle Burglary Cases (Two Suspects Arrested)

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 around 6:23 PM, Champaign Police arrested two suspects for burglary to a motor vehicle. Jakeem Nelson, 21, and Ernie D. Sanders, 22, both of Urbana, were arrested in a parking garage located at 1010 W. Stoughton in Urbana. Champaign Police had information linking Sanders to other burglaries and began conducting…
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1302 Sunset – Fire Update

CFD Fire Information Report Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire at 1302 Sunset Dr. Upon arrival fire department crews found heavy smoke emitting from a detached garage to the rear of the property. A hose line was deployed to quickly extinguish the fire. There were no civilian or fire…
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April 8, 2014 Regular Study Session & Closed Session

The City Council agenda for the April 8, 2014 Regular Study Session & Closed Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged….
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Design an Ad

During the month of February, the News Gazette ran their annual “Design An Ad” contest. In this contest, the News Gazette works with local schools to involve kids in the design of an ad for a local business. From the ads designed for them, the businesses then select the ads that will run in a…
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