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The Champaign Police Department and the University of Illinois Police Department Address Recent Crimes on Campus

“Citizens Are Encouraged to Remain Alert and Travel in Pairs” The Champaign Police Department and the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) are working closely to implement effective crime prevention strategies on campus. Over the past two weeks, 12 incidents of mob action and robbery have occurred in the U of IL campus area. In…
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Nineteenth Fire Factor Academy Set to Ignite

On Saturday, September 27, Fire Factor 19 will ignite students’ minds and spur them to action. One Hundred and Twenty University of Illinois student-leaders from across the campus will gather at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Dr. for this Semester’s fire safety / awareness training. During the morning event, students will “escape” from…
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Champaign Police Department to Participate in Illinois Rail Safety Week

To promote rail safety awareness and education, the Champaign Police Department will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week from September 14-20, 2014. Enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings in Champaign to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property.  In addition,…
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Public Safety Alert – Champaign Police Warn Residents to Lock Up

The Champaign Police Department is warning residents to lock their apartments at all times. This warning is being issued after the department received multiple reports of burglaries occurring to unlocked apartments. Since August 15, 2014, twenty reports have been filed, indicating that residences were entered illegally and laptops and other electronic items were stolen. Officers…
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Permits Issued:

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS  COST OF CONSTRUCTION  DATE ISSUED   OWNER OR DEVELOPER/BUSINESS  710 N Mattis  $315,000.00  8-25-14 Becknell Industrial  1908 S First  $1,565,880.00  8-22-14 Dodds Company, BD of Trustees of U of I  507 S Second  $5,340,361.00  8-21-14 2nd Street…
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Champaign Police Steps Up Late-Night Impaired Driving and Safety Belt Enforcement

The Champaign Police Department will be participating in the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving campaign, which focuses on the deadliest time of day for motor vehicle fatalities.  The intensified enforcement effort against the overwhelming number of late-night impaired drivers and seat belt law violators emphasizes the disproportionate number of traffic…
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Public Works Kids Day

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, the Public Works Department hosted 50 kids for the bi-annual Public Works Kids Day. These young attendees were the children, grandchildren, and other relatives of Public Works employees. The kids arrived and “clocked in” to participate in the multiple activities developed by a staff committee. Throughout the morning, the kids…
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