Items tagged: Champaign

Stratton School Safe Routes to School Project

Starting Thursday, July 31, 2014, weather permitting, Duce Construction is anticipating the start of construction activities related to new sidewalk and pedestrian crossing improvements as part of a federally funded Safe Routes to School Project. The project includes improvements to the school crossing of Neil Street at Eureka, consisting of a new crossing sidewalk ramps…
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CommUnity Matters – 1400/1500 Block West Kirby Avenue Special Programming

Neighborhood Programs staff went door-to-door with Champaign Park District staff on Friday, July 25, 2014 to sign up families for the special CommUnity Matters program. As of July 28, nine (9) families with a total of 28 children registered for the various summer activities and some families also registered for the year-long Leonhard Recreation Center….
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United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association (UGHNA) Monthly Meeting

On Monday, July 21, Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson, Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin, Administrative Assistant Colleen Madera, and Community Development Specialist Susan Jones attended the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting. Also in attendance from the City was Police Chief Anthony Cobb, Lieutenant Dave Shaffer, and Councilmembers Deborah Frank Feinen, Vic McIntosh, Karen Foster…
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Mattis North Apartments

Neighborhood Code Compliance received a tenant inspection request on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at approximately 11:30 am. The tenant explained the sewer had backed up into the apartments and management was not responding in an acceptable way to remediate the situation. Property Maintenance Inspector Michael Lambert conducted an inspection that afternoon and discovered the sewer…
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West Park Neighborhood Association

The newly formed group met on Saturday, July 19 despite the rainstorm and many of the residents having to deal with flooded basements. Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin met with about twenty residents who turned out for the neighborhood group kickoff meeting. The residents were excited about the opportunity to organize and reaffirmed that the priorities…
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Look Up! Program

Deputy Fire Marshals Janet Maupin and Randy Smith, Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear, and Summer Youth Employment Interns Tylon Turner and Olivia Dew met with representatives from the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The representatives from the OSFM will be attending the Fire Factor academy on September 27, 2014 to deliver two…
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Third Suspect in Redding Homicide Arrested – Investigation Continues

A third suspect, Micah J. Hopkins, 30, of Champaign, has been arrested in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding. According the Blytheville Police Department, their agency assisted the U.S. Marshal’s Service with the capture of Micah Hopkins. Hopkins was taken into custody yesterday afternoon at 1608 Chickasawba Street in Blytheville, Arkansas. Two other…
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“Own the Night, Own your Community” National Night Out 2014

The City of Champaign will recognize National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. National Night Out (NNO) is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime. To celebrate the nationwide event, residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on their porch lights and…
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North Neil Sidewalk and School Crossing Improvements

Starting Thursday, July 31, 2014, weather permitting, Duce Construction is anticipating the start of construction activities related to new sidewalk and pedestrian crossing improvements as part of a Federally funded Safe Routes to School Project. The project includes improvements to the school crossing of Neil Street at Eureka, consisting of a new crossing sidewalk ramps on…
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Three Arrested for Intimidation of a Witness in Redding Homicide

On July 29, 2014, the Champaign Police obtained three arrest warrants for individuals suspected of intimidating a witness in the investigation of the Allen Redding homicide. Markeeta McFarland (38), Paul Craig (39), and Devon Craig (37), all of Champaign, are being charged with Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness, a Class 2 felony for which the…
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