Items tagged: Champaign

2014 Asphalt Overlay

Next week starting July 14, 2014, Cross Construction Company will continue paving work on Anthony Drive from Mattis Ave. to Marketview Dr. Paving work will also get started in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood north of Anthony Drive. All paving should be complete at this location by the end of the week (weather permitting). Remaining work…
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Regulatory Closure Certification Achieved for Former City Landfill

The City’s former landfill on West Bloomington Road stopped accepting waste in the mid 1970s. The City augmented the landfill cap from 1998 to 2002 to ensure it met minimum thicknesses of 2 feet of compacted clay and 6 inches of topsoil. On July 3, 2014, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued the City a…
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Library to Host Digital Bookmobile

The Digital Bookmobile will stop at the Champaign Public Library as part of its national tour on Saturday, July 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Community members of all ages are invited to come aboard to see high-tech displays, try various portable devices, and get a demo of the library’s eBooks, audiobooks, and other…
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City of Champaign Responding to Downed Trees

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is responding to a report of a large tree down on Mattis Avenue, north of Springfield. Crews are on site and working to remove it. Southbound traffic on Mattis Avenue is being diverted. Please use alternate routes. Removal may take several hours. There are additional reports of trees…
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Green Street Lane Closure

In order to install a sanitary sewer service connection for the new high-rise building at 308 East Green Street, Mid-Illinois Concrete will be closing one lane of Green Street, between Third Street and Fourth Street. The closure will begin on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 7 a.m. and will reopen by Wednesday, July 23, 2014,…
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Healey Street Construction Update

A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. continues to work at the intersection of Healey Street and Fifth Street. Last week, it was discovered that UC2B’s contractor had direction bored through the UCSD sanitary sewer interceptor at two separate locations. The sewer repair slowed A&R’s progress at this location and has delayed opening the intersection to traffic to…
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New LED Lighting Installed in Intermodal Parking Lot

A&R Mechanical Services electrical subcontractor Champaign Signal & Lighting was onsite this week replacing the old Intermodal parking lot light fixtures with new high efficiency LED fixtures. Installation of the new LED fixtures completes all contractual work at this location.    

Changes to Downtown Bulk Permit Pricing

After Council approved an additional tier in discount pricing for businesses purchasing 100+ permits, a Campustown business contacted Public Works to inquire about discount pricing in the University District. Public Works staff felt that this was a reasonable application of the City permit process and the City Manager approved the same bulk discount purchases for…
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DCEO Incentives for HVAC Improvements

The City of Champaign has received $23,289.50 in incentives from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program. The City qualified for these incentives by installing energy efficient HVAC equipment in Fire Station 5 (1810 N. Mattis Avenue) and the Police Department. Each piece of equipment was required to…
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Homicide Investigation Continues (Second Suspect in Custody)

Paul E. Craig, 38, of Champaign, a second suspect in a recent homicide case, is in custody. On July 10, 2014 at 1:49 a.m., Craig turned himself in at the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant that had been issued for his arrest in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding, 26, of…
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