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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.

Champaign Police Department Urges Motorists to Celebrate Responsibly on St. Patrick’s Day

The Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign The Champaign Police Department will be conducting special patrols on St. Patrick’s Day to curb intoxicated driving and enforce seatbelt laws. “We are reminding everyone this weekend to ‘Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over’ and ‘Click It or Ticket’,” said Sgt. Joe Ketchem “If you plan…
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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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Students Gain Hands-On Urban Planning Experience

Lacey Rains Lowe from the Planning and Development Department participated in Forum Week at Campus Middle School for Girls. Each semester, one week is devoted to special programming, guest speakers and lessons on a topic selected by the students. This semester, urban planning was the selected topic for Forum Week. Students participated in a hands-on…
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Police Make Arrests in Rural King Weapons Burglaries

On March 3, 2014, the detectives from the Champaign Police Department Investigations Unit arrested Jailyne A. Roberts, 18, and Joseph W. Tate, 19, both of Champaign for burglary. Arrest warrants had been obtained for both Roberts and Tate who are being held at the Champaign County Jail on $500,000 bond.  The Rural King was burglarized…
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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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