Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin between 12:00 am and 3:00 am Wednesday, December 26. 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 […]

Firearms Discharge Internal Review Completed (1200 Block of Crispus Drive)

The Champaign Police Department has completed its internal review of an incident that culminated in a weapons discharge in the 1200 block of W. Crispus Drive during the early morning hours on September 9, 2012. Per departmental policy, an internal investigation was conducted in accordance with the Firearms Discharge Investigation and Review policy. Policy statement […]

Firearms Discharge Internal Review Completed (John Street/Crescent Drive)

The Champaign Police Department has completed its internal review of an incident involving a police officer discharging a firearm during a call for service on November 17, 2012, in which police officers were dispatched to a call involving a vicious pit bull in the area of John and Crescent streets. During this incident, two dogs […]

Firearms Discharge Internal Review Completed (200 Block of W. Columbia)

The Champaign Police Department has completed its internal review of an incident that culminated in a weapons discharge in the alley near the 200 block of W. Columbia during the afternoon hours on November 20, 2012. During an in-progress call for service on November 20, 2012, police officers were dispatched to a call involving a […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin before 5:00 pm today. 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 have prepped the snow plowing equipment. A crew […]

City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection

City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection December 31, 2012 through January 11, 2013 The City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection program will recycle your natural Christmas Tree. City residents may participate by placing their tree within four feet of the curb by 6 a.m. on their scheduled collection day. Please see the Christmas Tree Collection […]

David Appointed City Manager Effective March 30, 2013

Last night, Champaign City Council voted to appoint Assistant City Manager Dorothy Ann David as City Manager beginning March 30, 2013, following the retirement of current City Manager Steve Carter on March 29, 2013. David will be the first City Manager appointed by the City Council in over 28 years. “I am grateful to the […]

2013 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County Board, Parkland College and the University of Illinois invite citizens to attend the 12th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration. The event will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL at 4pm. This event […]

Coalition Takes Action to Protect Clean Water

On December 12, 2012 a coalition of agencies submitted their application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) for sole source designation for the Mahomet Aquifer. The Mahomet Aquifer provides nearly 100% of the drinking water for this region and supports thousands of commercial, industrial, and agricultural water users. Champaign Mayor Don Gerard said, […]

Local Governments Oppose Hazardous Waste at Clinton Landfill

A coalition of local governments, including the Cities of Champaign, Urbana, Bloomington, and Decatur; the Town of Normal; the Village of Savoy; Champaign and Piatt Counties; and the Mahomet Valley Water Authority, are filing a complaint today before the Illinois Pollution Control Board alleging that a chemical waste unit is being unlawfully operated by Clinton […]