Category: General Press Releases

City Continues to Address Snowfall – Update 12.15.13

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO ADDRESS SNOWFALL   Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department has worked continuous operations since Friday to address the snowfall that fell Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon. The City’s weather service indicates we received eight and one half inches of snow throughout the storm. City crews are are […]

Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activated 12.15.13

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 9:00 a.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to 2 inches or more on sidewalks. In order to make the sidewalks […]

Emergency Snow Routes Activated 12.15.13

SNOW ROUTES ARE ACTIVATED Champaign – City of Champaign SNOW ROUTES are activated as of 8:00 a.m. today. Vehicles parked on the following streets muse be removed by 3:00 p.m.  UNIVERSITY AVENUE from State St. to Mattis Ave.  CHURCH STREET from State St. to Mattis Ave.  STATE STREET from Bradley Ave. to […]

News Release – City of Champaign Addressing Snowfall

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO ADDRESS SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues its response to the snowfall that began falling yesterday afternoon. The City’s weather service indicates we have received close to eight inches of snow throughout this storm. City crews are are following the plans set forth in the […]

City Prepares for Snowfall December 13, 2013

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin around 4 p.m. Friday, December 13. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. […]

2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County Board, Parkland College and the University of Illinois would like to invite you to attend the 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on Friday, January 17, 2014, 4 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign. This year’s theme is: “A […]

2014 STAR Awards Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the fifth year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community. […]

Changes in Disability Parking at Meters

Effective January 1, 2014 the City will begin enforcing the new State of Illinois Law concerning meter parking for vehicles displaying a disabled placard. Vehicles displaying the new Secretary of State issued yellow and grey striped placard will not have to pay parking meters. Placard holders with the standard blue placard will be required to […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin around 4 p.m. Thursday, December 5. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff has prepped the […]

City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2” or greater. The City of Champaign […]