Items tagged: Champaign

Fourth Street Lane Closure

In order to facilitate a fiberoptic crossing at Fourth Street and Chalmers Street, PEG Bandwidth and Direct Line Communications will be closing the northbound lane of Fourth Street between Armory Street and Chalmers Street. The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7 a.m. and will re-open by Thursday, September 4, 2014…
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Permits Issued:

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS  COST OF CONSTRUCTION  DATE ISSUED   OWNER OR DEVELOPER/BUSINESS  710 N Mattis  $315,000.00  8-25-14 Becknell Industrial  1908 S First  $1,565,880.00  8-22-14 Dodds Company, BD of Trustees of U of I  507 S Second  $5,340,361.00  8-21-14 2nd Street…
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City of Champaign Elections

Petitions for the Office of Mayor and At-Large City Council Members, and other campaign materials will be available in the Office of the City of Champaign City Clerk, 102 North Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820 beginning Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Petition information and forms will also be available on the City’s web…
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Champaign Fire Department Completes Two Large Projects

The Fire Department Life Safety Division completed final inspections for occupancy at two projects in Champaign. The first is a fourteen story high-rise building at 519 E. Green St.  This building features commercial space on the first floor, three floors for a parking garage, and ten floors of apartments.  The building permit was issued in August…
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Permits Issued:

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS COST OF CONSTRUCTION DATE ISSUED  OWNER OR DEVELOPER/BUSINESS  1807 W Bradley A – C  $362,000.00 8-19-14  Andrew Fell Arch & Design, Mohammed Eikram  29 E Green  $15,882,000.00 8-19-14  Hartshorne Plunkard Arch  2041 S. Neil  $750,000.00 8-18-14…
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Champaign Police Steps Up Late-Night Impaired Driving and Safety Belt Enforcement

The Champaign Police Department will be participating in the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving campaign, which focuses on the deadliest time of day for motor vehicle fatalities.  The intensified enforcement effort against the overwhelming number of late-night impaired drivers and seat belt law violators emphasizes the disproportionate number of traffic…
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Electrical Work at State Farm Center

The State Farm Center will be conducting major electrical work over the weekend. To accomplish this, electricity will be turned off at the facility. This power outage will affect traffic signals on Kirby Avenue at First Street and Fourth Street. These two intersections will be converted to four-way stops starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 22,…
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Champaign Police Make Gun Arrest

On August 18, 2014 Champaign Police Officers responded to a report of a person attempting to steal a bicycle in the 200 Block of East Stoughton.  Officers located an individual matching the suspect’s description a block away and stopped to investigate the reported bicycle theft. As officers were speaking with the individual they detected a strong…
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“Back to School” Traffic Reminders

As students return to school on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the Champaign Police Department is reminding motorists and pedestrians to observe applicable laws near school zones. In an effort to promote safe school zones for students, the Champaign Police Department will place radar trailers in various school zones throughout the city. Reminders for Drivers:  When approaching a…
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McKinley Avenue – Concrete Street Maintenance

As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on McKinley Avenue from University Avenue to Springfield Avenue will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Beniach Construction, will begin work Tuesday, August 19, 2014, weather permitting. This work involves patching of the existing concrete pavement, sidewalk repairs, construction of ADA compliant…
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