Category: General Press Releases

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 […]

Fire Prevention Week Activities

Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9th falls.  This year’s theme is, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” The Champaign Fire Department will again be out in the community to help spread this and many other fire prevention and […]

News Advisory: Search Underway for New Champaign Library Director

News Advisory: Search Underway for New Champaign Library Director – Public Forum on September 28th to Gather Community Input The Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees (Board) has begun the process of selecting a new Library Director. On June 23, 2015, Library Director Marsha Grove announced her plans to retire on January 30, 2016. The […]

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 […]

Garden Hills Community Day

The United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association, supported by the City of Champaign, will host a neighborhood connection event on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Garden Hills Elementary School, located at 2001 Garden Hills Drive in Champaign. Volunteers from Garden Hills have been working with the City to increase participation […]

Illinois American Water – State Street Lane Closure

In order to restore pavement from an emergency water main repair, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will be closing one southbound lane of State Street between University Avenue and Clark Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, September 21, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, September 25, 2015, by noon. Southbound traffic will […]

2015 Fall Yard Waste Pickup Dates

The City of Champaign 2015 Fall Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled and will start with the Blue Zone on Monday, October 12, 2015. Orange Zone collections will begin on Monday, October 19, 2015. Collections will continue through December 11, 2015 on the dates scheduled below. The collection is available to all residential properties within […]

Final MCORE Project Designs Selected

FINAL MCORE PROJECT DESIGNS SELECTED & AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING AT OPEN HOUSE A transit boarding island on Green Street, reconfigured Illini Union vehicle entrance and parking, all-way pedestrian crossing, and protected bicycle lanes are some of the new features to be developed by the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project starting in 2016.   The […]

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a water leak, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will be closing one eastbound lane of University Avenue between Neil Street and Walnut Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, September 14, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, September 18, 2015. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]