Category: General Press Releases

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 […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Rainfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the rainfall that is forecasted to affect our area over the weekend. According to the National Weather Service, heavy rainfall in the amount of six to eight inches and high wind gusts may accompany this storm. Citizens are encouraged to take appropriate […]

City of Champaign Elections

Petitions for the Office of City Council Member Districts (Districts 1-5), Township Supervisor, Township Assessor and other campaign materials will be available in the Office of the City of Champaign City Clerk, 102 North Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820 beginning Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Petition information and forms will also be available […]

2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award Recipients Selected

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. The awardees will be honored Thursday, September 27th, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, with a 5:45 p.m. reception and 6:30 p.m. dinner program. “Very […]

60 Minutes visits the Champaign Public Library

A film crew from the CBS news program 60 Minutes visited the Champaign Public Library on Sunday, August 19, to photograph the library’s Ann & Shahid Khan Checkout Desk. Signage at the desk recognizes a significant gift from the Khans that helped fund construction of the library. A feature about Mr. Khan is set to […]

School Zone Reminders For Motorists

The Champaign Police Department is reminding motorists to obey the school zone speed limits as children return to school on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. As officers continue to enforce school zone violations, the following safety reminders are being issued: 1. Reduce Speed. When approaching a marked school crossing zone between 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., […]