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Surplus AV Equipment Finds a New Home

During the fall of 2014, the City’s Information Technologies (IT) Department upgraded the old Council Chambers audio-visual equipment to new high-definition equipment.  IT staff evaluated the condition and resale value of the replaced (surplus) equipment, and sold five pieces of equipment on eBay for a total net income of $425.  Other equipment that was determined…
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Champaign Police Investigate Suspicious Death (Shadowwood Mobile Home Park)

The Champaign Police Department is investigating a suspicious death of a 27 year-old male. On November 18, 2014 at 8:17 a.m. police were called to the intersection of Redbud and Forsythia Drives to check on the welfare of an injured man who was found in a car. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased man in a car…
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Habitat for Humanity at 410 E Beardsley (final Taylor Thomas home)

Construction has begun on the final home located in the Taylor Thomas Subdivision.  The footings and crawlspace are installed and soon the volunteer schedule will be made available.  Susan Jones, Neighborhood Services Department, is coordinating with Habitat to secure a series of dates that will allow for employees to participate in the homebuilding process alongside…
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410 E. Beardsley – Taylor Thomas Subdivision

The final lot at Taylor Thomas Subdivision was transferred to Habitat for Humanity on July 18, 2014. Permits have been submitted to the Building Safety Division for approval. Construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2014. The design of the home will be identical to the home located at 411 Taylor Thomas Lane…
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304 S. Country Fair Dr. – Fire Update

CFD Fire Information Report  Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 304 S. Country Fair Dr. Upon arrival, crews found fire showing on the outside roof area of the structure Fire crews extended hand lines and ladders to the roof area to extinguish the fire. Fire crews were able to quickly…
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705 Kenwood – Fire Update

CFD Fire Information Report Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of smoke & flames seen coming from a house at 705 Kenwood on June 12th, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found flames showing through the roof in the back section of the house. Fire crews advanced hose lines to the back of the…
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Champaign Hosts National HOME Investment Partnership Program Training

The City of Champaign hosted a training course from the National Community Development Association (NCDA) focused on practitioners in the federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME program).  The three day course included 18 practitioners from around the country and three local staff.  The event was offered at the Champaign Police Department, which provided great accommodations…
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Police Arrest One Suspect in Home Invasion

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a home invasion that occurred in the 00 block of Hanover Court on March 22, 2014. Police arrested one suspect and continue to search for at least two additional suspects involved in this incident. Officers were dispatched to a home invasion, in progress, at 8:48 p.m., after three…
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