Category: General Press Releases

Glenn Park Drive Public Input Meeting – September 27, 2012

As part of the ongoing City efforts to elicit public comments on the  West Washington Street Drainage Improvements, a meeting was held on-site at Glenn Park on September 27 to allow nearby residents to see and discuss several concept plans for the proposed Glenn Park Detention basin facilities. City staff along with the project consultant […]

Partial-day Closure at Champaign Public Library on Friday, October 5

On Friday, October 5, the Champaign Public Library, at 200 W. Green St., and its Douglass Branch location, at 504 E. Grove St., will be closed until 1 p.m. for staff training. The library’s outside book returns will be open to accept returns throughout the day. The library’s online catalog and access to patron accounts […]

Sewer Improvements on Lynn Street Lane Restrictions – South 500 Block

As part of the 2012 Annual Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Cross Construction will be directional drilling and installing sewers to serve the south 500 block of Lynn Street. Directional drilling involves constructing a horizontal hole underground and pulling new sewer pipes into it. The purpose is to avoid long trenches and surface disruption where the […]

Municipal Electric Aggregation Program Second Enrollment Period

On September 27, the City of Champaign and Integrys Energy will initiate a second enrollment period for the City’s Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) program by mailing opt-out letters to residential and small commercial customers who have established new accounts with Ameren since the initial enrollment period in July. Customers currently on Ameren’s electric space heat […]

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, […]