Category: General Press Releases

Now is the Time to be Ready for Severe Weather

Weather Service testing Tornado Warning system Tuesday March 5th at 10:00 am Despite drought and record heat in Illinois during 2012, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes still took their toll on the state. Tragically, eight people were killed and 108 injured when an early morning twister devastated the towns of Harrisburg and Ridgway, Illinois with 180…
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City of Champaign Launches SeeClickFix Mobile App

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is implementing new technology that will allow residents to submit requests for service through a mobile interface while they are out and about in the community. Powered by SeeClickFix, the place-based reporting platform allows residents to document problems ranging from graffiti to potholes within the City’s boundaries. SeeClickFix…
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Exciting News from Fire and Police Memorial Committee

We recognize that a winter storm continues to approach, but the Fire and Police Memorial Committee is in celebration mode today! The Fire and Police Memorial Committee announces today that they have raised $97,500.00 which allows the final phase of the Fire and Police Memorial at West Side Park to be completed!! This labor of…
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City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin around 3 p.m. Thursday, February 21. According to Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt, “We are following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff has prepped the snow plowing equipment….
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Champaign Community Coalition “Campus Walk”

Please join the Champaign Community Coalition, the University of Illinois and the Champaign Police Department as we “Walk as One” on campus on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 4:00 PM. The goal of this walk is to knock on 2900 doors and distribute alcohol safety information to students prior to the “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day”…
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NTIA BTOP Grant Extended

The National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) division of the U.S. Department of Commerce officially approved an extension for UC2B to complete the Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant-funded construction through September 30, 2013 (previous deadline: January 31, 2013). NTIA also approved and designated an additional 61 organizations as Community Anchor Institutions, including the United Way…
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