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Homicide Investigation Continues

The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into the murder of Rakim J. Vineyard, a 22 year-old Champaign man. The shooting occurred on the afternoon of July 19, 2014 at approximately 12:24 p.m. in the 1000 block of N. Sixth Street, Champaign. On Saturday, police received a report of a man being shot and…
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4th Street Detour

As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, a marked detour route will be posted with signs for the northbound lane of Fourth Street to facilitate work near Bradley Avenue. The detour will begin at the intersection of Fourth Street and Grove Street, then east on Grove Street to Fifth Street, then north…
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Prospect Ave. Lane Closure

In order to complete an emergency repair on a water main, Illinois American Water will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Broadmoor Drive and Devonshire Drive. The lane closure will begin on Thursday, July 17, 2014 and will reopen by Friday, July 25, 2014. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area. Illinois…
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Sewer Lining Projects

Two Sewer Lining Projects are currently underway in the City. Sewers are lined to structurally renew the sewer pipe. Lining is less disruptive and less expensive than replacing sewers by digging up the old sewer pipes and installing new pipe. Lining is used to renew both sanitary sewer and storm sewer pipes. The 2013 Sewer…
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Windsor Road Project

The State of Illinois awarded a contract to Stark Excavating to widen the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57. Construction began on April 1. The road will be open to traffic on August 15, 2014. Construction will be completed by October 15, 2014. Stark is installing storm sewers on the east of…
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2014 Concrete Street Maintenance

Fourth Street Beniach Construction continues work on Fourth Street from Bradley Avenue to East Vine Street. The work involves pavement patching, sidewalk repairs and lawn restoration. Fourth Street is scheduled to be completed by July 31, 2014. Phillips Drive Beniach Construction is nearing completion on Phillips Drive from Nelson Court to the Railroad tracks. The…
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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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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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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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