Category: General Press Releases

Twain Talk to Launch CU Reading Program

With a talk entitled “The Genius of Mark Twain,” Dr. Elliot Engel will kick off a month of free events for CU Reading, a reading program encouraging everyone in Champaign-Urbana to read — or rediscover — Mark Twain’s first novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Dr. Engel’s scholarly and entertaining presentation will help set the […]

Civility Author P.M. Forni Coming to Champaign Public Library

The author of the bestselling book Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct will speak at the Champaign Public Library on Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m. Dr. P.M. Forni, co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project and a leading authority on the significance of civility and manners, will explore what it means to […]

Lane Closure on Neil Street near Marshall Street

The City of Champaign will be reconstructing an electrical hand-hole on Neil Street and Marshall Street. Operations will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 24 and are planned for completion and reopening by 2 p.m. that afternoon, weather permitting. During this project, the outside northbound lane of Neil Street will be closed between 10 […]

Road Closure on Daniel Street at McKinley Avenue

Duce Construction will be constructing storm sewer improvements on Daniel Street. During this project, Daniel Street will be closed to all through traffic at McKinley Avenue.  Local traffic will be allowed to access their driveways from both ends of the project. Operations will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 24 and are planned for […]

Sidewalk Closure Near City Building

Beginning Monday, September 17, 2012 – A&R Mechanical Services closed the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the City Building. This closure is for the purpose of removing existing sidewalk pavers and constructing landscape planters as part of the streetscape project along the north side of the City Building. The main entrance to the City Building, […]

NATOA Announces 2012 Community Broadband Award Winner

The Urbana Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) project has been awarded the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) 2012 Community Broadband Project of the Year. The award recognizes UC2B “for deploying an innovative, open-access Fiber to the Home network, and turning on its head the traditional model of starting with the most lucrative areas […]

Public Invited: 9/11 Memorial Service

WHAT: September 11th Memorial Service WHEN: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 8:00 AM WHERE: West Side Park (near the corner of State St. and Church St.) The Champaign Firefighter and Police Memorial The public is invited to join Champaign Fire and Police Departments for a 20-minute memorial service to begin promptly at 8:00 AM in […]

City of Champaign Update for Storm Response

The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues its plan to mobilize resources in preparation for the rainfall that is forecasted to affect our area over the weekend. Public works staff will report at 9 am on Saturday morning and will continue working 24 hours per day as needed to address any problems that may […]

One Book for Two Cities: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” Chosen for CU Reading Program

Published in 1876, Mark Twain’s first novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, may have been among the first books on offer at Champaign-Urbana’s fledgling free libraries. The Champaign Public Library had opened that very year; The Urbana Free Library was celebrating its second birthday. Along with knowing Twain from his earlier writings, some residents would […]