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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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Police Arrest One Suspect in Home Invasion

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a home invasion that occurred in the 00 block of Hanover Court on March 22, 2014. Police arrested one suspect and continue to search for at least two additional suspects involved in this incident. Officers were dispatched to a home invasion, in progress, at 8:48 p.m., after three…
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Urban Ag as Community & Economic Development Tour

Staff from the Neighborhood Services, Planning and Development Departments, and Council member Will Kyles attended a tour of Urban Agriculture sites in Chicago on Friday, March 7.  The tour was organized by Prosperity Gardens with participation from University of Illinois Extension, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, Randolph Street Community Garden, and more.  Attendees toured…
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Updated Information: Gas Leak at First St. and Gerty Dr.

CFD Fire Information Report What: Gas Leak at First Street and Gerty Drive UPDATE Date: March 17, 2014 Time: 3:09 PM Other Information: The gas leak at First Street and Gerty Drive has been stopped. The gas main has been shut down at this time. Champaign Fire Department will be on the scene for approximately…
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Gas Leak at First Street and Gerty Drive

CFD Fire Information Report What: Gas Leak at First Street and Gerty Drive Date:  March 17, 2014 Other Information: A gas main was struck in the area. Champaign Fire Department personnel are on the scene. Ameren is on the scene working to control the leak. Fire Department personnel went to surrounding buildings in the immediate…
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February Service Requests

The Public Works Department saw a large increase in service requests during the month of February.  Citizens and City staff submitted 669 total requests during February 2014.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. More citizens began using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, to report any problems. There were…
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Tree City USA Designation

On April 1, the City of Champaign is scheduled to receive their 29th consecutive Tree City USA designation.  Tree City USA is a foundation for effective, well-organized tree care programs.  Along with community pride comes practical benefits such as contributing to safer and healthier urban forests, and providing municipal officials the opportunity to deliver better…
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Country Fair Drive Lane Closure

In order to facilitate a fiber optic bore across Country Fair Drive, AT&T and Custom Underground will be closing one lane of Country Fair Drive just north of Springfield Avenue (between Springfield Ave and White St).  The closure will begin on Thursday, March 13, 2014, and will reopen on Monday, March 17, 2014, weather permitting….
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Kirby Avenue to Close at Copper Slough Bridge

Starting Monday, March 17, weather permitting, the Champaign Township Highway Department will CLOSE Kirby Avenue to all traffic between Holmstrom Drive and Cobblefield Road to remove and replace a section of failed pavement on Kirby Avenue adjacent to the bridge over the Copper Slough drainage ditch. Champaign Township expects Kirby Avenue will be closed from…
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