Category: General Press Releases

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 23-27

During this week, IDOT, along with other Illinois Strategic Highway Safety Plan (ISHSP) Partners, will be holding multiple events statewide to raise awareness on work zone safety and two new distracted driving laws.  January 1, 2010, two new distracted driving laws went into effect. It is now illegal for drivers to talk on a cell […]

Caldecott-winning Illustrator/Author Eric Rohmann to Appear in Champaign

Caldecott-winning children’s illustrator and author Eric Rohmann will talk about his work at a free presentation at the Champaign Public Library on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. This event for school-age children and families will be in Robeson Pavilion Room A & B of the library, located at 200 W. Green St. Registration is […]

John Street

With unbelievable weather still cooperating with the project, O’ Neil Brothers has arrived at the project terminus, Daniel and Willis. The contractor will not be able to complete the storm sewer in about one week. The intersection of Willis and Daniel cannot be closed until the intersection of John and Willis is open to traffic. […]

Social Media Integration on City of Champaign Website

As part of an initiative to better connect our electronic communications, the City’s Website is undergoing some small changes this spring that will hopefully have a huge impact. In addition to the contact information at the bottom of every page, you can now find links to the City of Champaign’s Facebook and Twitter pages. This […]

North Staley Road Improvement Plan Pre-Construction Project Open House

On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Champaign Public Library – Robeson Pavilion Room C, 200 West Green Street, the City of Champaign will hold a public open house to present the North Staley Road improvement project to be constructed this summer, 2012. City staff and the contractor will be […]

CPD at the STAR Leadership Institute

Champaign Police District Commanders, Lt. Michael Paulus, Lt. Brad Yohnka, Lt. Jon Swenson and Lt. Dave Shaffer all conducted presentations on intelligence-led policing to attendees of the Star Leadership Institute on March 31st at the Champaign Public Library.

Champaign Police Officers Cook with “Kids in the Kitchen”

Police Officers spent the day participating in the “Kids in the Kitchen” event; a program aimed at educating young children about physical activity and nutrition. The theme for the event was “Everyday Heroes” which provided youth an opportunity to learn about how being physically fit helps police officers do their jobs well. The event was […]

The Exchange Club Honors Detective Mark Vogelzang

Detective Mark Vogelzang is honored by the Exchange Club of Champaign as the Champaign Police Department’s “2011 Officer of the Year.” The event took place at an annual recognition luncheon, held on April 2, 2012, at O’Charley’s restaurant. Chief Anthony Cobb also discussed his first days as Chief of Police with Exchange Club members.

Planning Department Hosts Growing Greener Expo, April 23, 2012

The Planning Department will host the first annual Growing Greener Expo on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Champaign Public Library. The expo is a kick-off event for public input into the Champaign Growing Greener Plan to become a more environmentally friendly city. It will showcase resources available to help residents […]