Items tagged: Champaign

September Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 279 total requests during September 2014. This was a 1% decrease from August’s 283 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 28 (10%) of the issues. The Sewer Section responded to 47 (17%) miscellaneous requests…
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Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals Vendor Fair

The Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals held their annual vendor fair on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at City View located in the Illinois Terminal Building. Mya Clements and David Oliver represented Code Compliance and were on hand to answer questions regarding inspections of multi-family and single family rental property. They were joined by Nichole Millage…
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Trick-or-Treat Hours

Halloween, October 31,2014 Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, regardless…
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Champaign Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

Champaign police have arrested JUSTIN BROWN, 38, of Champaign, in connection to the shooting of a 23 year-old Champaign man on September 23, 2014, in the 500 block of Alabama Avenue. Brown was arrested October 1, 2014, at 1:01 PM on a Champaign County warrant for Attempted Murder; Aggravated Battery; and Aggravated Discharge of a…
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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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