Category: City Manager’s Office News

Black History Month Display in Champaign City Building

In honor of Black History Month, the display case in the City Building atrium (102 N Neil Street, Champaign) has a local perspective this year. The faces featured in the display belong to local families who all have deep roots in Champaign. Many have memories of the days when Champaign was a segregated community and […]

New Art Exhibit in Council Chambers

The revolving art exhibit in Council Chambers was recently updated and now features the work of local artist Lisa Kesler.  Ms. Kesler is a full-time studio artist with a studio proudly located in downtown Champaign.   A University of Illinois graduate, Ms. Kesler experiments in a variety of media, but primarily focuses on acrylic painting, encaustic painting, […]

Champaign Connection – Episode #49

Catch another exciting episode of the multiple-award winning show Champaign Connection, running now through the end of March. On this episode: Winter is slowly coming to an end and soon spring will be here, now’s the time to start thinking about “Spring Cleaning”.  Yes, that’s right “Spring Cleaning,” but this is not your typical spring […]

15th Annual MLK Countywide Celebration

On January 15, 2016, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Champaign County Board, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois sponsored the 15th Annual  Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration. This year’s theme was “Investing In The Wealth Of Diversity In Our Community”. Approximately 400 people attended the celebration which was held in Parkland College’s Student Union […]

2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

    The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Champaign County Board, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois invite the public to the 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on Friday, January 15, 2016. This year’s event will be held at Parkland College, “U” Building, 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, at 4:00 p.m. This […]

Champaign Community Coalition sponsors Racial Taboo Event

On November 12, 2015, more than 175 citizens attended a free screening of the documentary Racial Taboo at Centennial High School in Champaign. Like similar viewing events held around the country, the public was invited to view the 53-minute documentary then engage in facilitated small group discussions about racial issues in today’s society. Racial Taboo […]

City of Champaign Again Recognized as a Most Progressive City

For the second consecutive year, Ameren Illinois has selected the City of Champaign as a Most Progressive City. The City of Champaign was selected thanks in large part to significant energy efficiency improvements and savings achieved by Champaign’s local businesses and residents during the last year. A public recognition ceremony will be held on Thursday, […]

Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween 2015

Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: ** Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, regardless of what day […]

City of Champaign Videos Earn National Awards

The City of Champaign recently received two national awards in the Government Programming Awards competition hosted by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). Multimedia Producer Janet Ahern accepted the awards on the City’s behalf during NATOA’s annual conference in September 2015. The City-produced video Champaign Connection took First Place in the Interview/Talk […]

2016 MLK Countywide Celebration – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 15, 2016, at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue in Champaign, at 4:00 p.m. For more detailed information, see […]