Category: General Press Releases

Now is the Time to be Ready for Severe Weather

Weather Service testing Tornado Warning system Tuesday March 5th at 10:00 am Despite drought and record heat in Illinois during 2012, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes still took their toll on the state. Tragically, eight people were killed and 108 injured when an early morning twister devastated the towns of Harrisburg and Ridgway, Illinois with 180 […]

Emergency Order Regarding Unofficial 2013

City of Champaign Mayor has issued the following order regarding the event that has become known locally as “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day.” Emergency Order I, Don Gerard, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign, Illinois, and pursuant to authority granted me in Section 5-91(9) of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 […]

City of Champaign Launches SeeClickFix Mobile App

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is implementing new technology that will allow residents to submit requests for service through a mobile interface while they are out and about in the community. Powered by SeeClickFix, the place-based reporting platform allows residents to document problems ranging from graffiti to potholes within the City’s boundaries. SeeClickFix […]

Sidewalk Snow Removal

As of 10:15 am, Friday, February 22, 2013, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to 2 inches or more on sidewalks. In order to make the sidewalks safe for pedestrians, […]

Exciting News from Fire and Police Memorial Committee

We recognize that a winter storm continues to approach, but the Fire and Police Memorial Committee is in celebration mode today! The Fire and Police Memorial Committee announces today that they have raised $97,500.00 which allows the final phase of the Fire and Police Memorial at West Side Park to be completed!! This labor of […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin around 3 p.m. Thursday, February 21. 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 snow plowing equipment. […]

Champaign Community Coalition “Campus Walk”

Please join the Champaign Community Coalition, the University of Illinois and the Champaign Police Department as we “Walk as One” on campus on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 4:00 PM. The goal of this walk is to knock on 2900 doors and distribute alcohol safety information to students prior to the “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day” […]

NTIA BTOP Grant Extended

The National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) division of the U.S. Department of Commerce officially approved an extension for UC2B to complete the Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant-funded construction through September 30, 2013 (previous deadline: January 31, 2013). NTIA also approved and designated an additional 61 organizations as Community Anchor Institutions, including the United Way […]

2013 Annual Champaign Community Coalition Kickoff

The 2013 Annual Champaign Community Coalition Kickoff will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013, 5:30 p.m., at Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign. “Since the inception of the Coalition in 2010, much has been done to move our community forward. The Kickoff will celebrate these achievements and outline the priorities for 2013,” comments […]

Second Illinois Open Technology Challenge Meeting

The City of Champaign is having their second meeting for their participation in the Illinois Open Technology Challenge ( on Wednesday, January 30, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green Street, Champaign, IL. Illinois Open Technology brings governments, developers and communities together in a common mission to use […]