Read more about the article Champaign underpass site of 15 accidents this year; Railroad company not always notified in some cases
The Washington Street underpass was the site of 15 accidents this year as of early December. Source: City of Champaign

Champaign underpass site of 15 accidents this year; Railroad company not always notified in some cases

Out of the ten railroad underpasses, or viaducts, in the city of Champaign, only three are tall enough for all legal vehicles to safely…

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Read more about the article Campustown burglaries rise; Package theft plays big roleUniversity of Illinois Blog
The University of Illinois Police Department operates from the Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana.

Campustown burglaries rise; Package theft plays big role

Nearly 400 burglaries in campustown, the area surrounding the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been reported on the daily crime log in the…

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Read more about the article Theft makes up one in every four crimes reported on the University of Illinois daily crime log in past three yearsNoah Cowell
The Public Safety Building where the University of Illinois Police Department operates.

Theft makes up one in every four crimes reported on the University of Illinois daily crime log in past three years

Theft-related crimes made up one in every four crimes reported on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s daily crime log in the past three…

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Read more about the article Proposed plans to reduce prairie at Weaver Park ignites outcry among Urbana residents; Park district seeking further community input
The map of planned construction and amenities from the Weaver and Prairie Park Master Plan.

Proposed plans to reduce prairie at Weaver Park ignites outcry among Urbana residents; Park district seeking further community input

Blueprints shared by the Urbana Park District in June show plans to build over the prairie at Weaver Park to make room for six…

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Read more about the article Champaign County still prevents online name searches of property records, differing from most Illinois counties. Now it plans to limit searching mobile home properties.Darrell Hoemann
Brookens Admin Center in Urbana, IL 61801 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Photo by Darrell Hoemann/CU-CitizenAccess

Champaign County still prevents online name searches of property records, differing from most Illinois counties. Now it plans to limit searching mobile home properties.

In 2018, Champaign County had the chance to allow the public to search property records on its website by an owner's name when it…

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Read more about the article Many in Wilber Heights yet to apply for permits to repair homes after amendment of longtime zoning ordinanceNathalie Murillo
Aerial shot of Wilber Heights. Screenshot from Google Maps.

Many in Wilber Heights yet to apply for permits to repair homes after amendment of longtime zoning ordinance

For decades, Champaign County forbade its residents in Wilber Heights to make repairs to their homes, even when seriously damaged. But even after a…

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Read more about the article East Urbana residents have filed dozens of environmental complaints against Emulsicoat asphalt plant — and they’re not stoppingDarrell Hoemann
Emulsicoat, Inc exterior (705 E University Ave, Urbana, IL 61802) on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Photo by Darrell Hoemann/CU-CitizenAccess

East Urbana residents have filed dozens of environmental complaints against Emulsicoat asphalt plant — and they’re not stopping

East Urbana residents living near the Emulsicoat asphalt plant have complained of headaches, nausea and irritation of the throat, nose and eyes in a…

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Read more about the article Champaign residents warned the county about a nursing home operator. Now, four senior facilities are closed.Farrah Anderson
Broken furniture and items lay outside the former Champaign County Nursing Home which William “Avi” Rothner purchased in 2018. Photo by Farrah Anderson.

Champaign residents warned the county about a nursing home operator. Now, four senior facilities are closed.

When the Champaign County Board sold the Champaign County Nursing Home in May 2018, the board members expected the new owners to care for…

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Read more about the article Champaign looks to expand automated license plate reader program    Darrell Hoemann
Looking south to the Champaign Police Department Building on First Street. Photo by Darrell Hoemann/CU-CitizenAccess

Champaign looks to expand automated license plate reader program    

Champaign has been using automated license plate readers (ALPR) in an effort to reduce gun violence — and its police department is looking to…

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