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Burnham County Market Development Agreement Concluded

In 2006, the City Council approved a development agreement with Neimann Foods for development of the grocery store space associated with the Burnham Redevelopment project.  The agreement provided for the reimbursement of local sales and food and beverage taxes for a period of 5 years beginning from the date of operation or up to $715,000,…
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January 28, 2014 Regular Study Session & Closed Session

The City Council agenda for the January 28, 2014 Regular Study Session & Closed Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download…
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IDOT Opens Bids for the Windsor Road I-57 Bridge Approaches Project

On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) opened bids for the Windsor Road I-57 Bridge Approaches Project. The project received four bids as follows: Halverson Construction Co. Inc., Springfield, IL           $3,896,439.57 O’Neil Brothers a Div. of MACC of IL, Inc., Urbana, IL          $2,846,111.78…
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Olympian Drive Railroad Bridge Approval Headed to Full ICC Commission

After over two years of review, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) Hearing process to obtain approval for the new Olympian Drive bridge over the Illinois Central Canadian National Railroad is nearing completion. On October 20, 2011, the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County (i.e. Joint Petitioners) filed a Joint Petition to…
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Champaign Police Investigate Home Invasion (2000 Block of N. Mattis)

The Champaign Police Department is investigating a home invasion. The incident took place in an apartment complex, located in the 2000 block of N. Mattis Avenue, on January 21, 2014, at approximately 12:46 p.m. Reports indicate that three unknown masked males entered an apartment and robbed three men at gunpoint. All three offenders displayed handguns….
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Taylor Street Balconies Completed

On November 5, 2013, Council gave the final approval for a license agreement to Lois Wacholtz, owner of Christopher’s Fine Jewelry Design, to update the building façade, create a new store entrance, and construct new balconies extending over the Right-of-Way on Taylor Street just east of Neil Street.  The balconies were recently completed along with…
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Illinois Marathon Participants Can Support the Library

The Champaign Public Library Foundation is an official Charity Running Partner for the 2014 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 24 to 26.  Participants can run in support of the Library Foundation and enlist supporters through a personalized fundraising page.  Registering for the race through the library gives runners the benefit of the discounted early…
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Champaign Public Library Nanette Donohue to Serve on National Fiction Award Committee

Champaign Public Library’s Nanette Wargo Donohue has been chosen to help select the winning books for The Reading List awards, highlighting the best new fiction in eight categories. Donohue will serve two years on a 12-member national committee of readers’ advisory and collection development experts, under the auspices of the Reference and User Services Association,…
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City Council Finalizes Vision and Goals for 2013-2015

Council Members adopted a resolution outlining the most recently updated Vision and Goals at the regular Council meeting on January 7, 2014. The City Council sets the vision for the City and adopts goals to reflect that vision and guide decision-making at all levels of City government.  The goal setting process builds Council consensus on…
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