Category: General Press Releases

Deadline Extended: 2015 Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 3, 2015, at the I Hotel and Conference Center at 1900 S. First Street in Champaign at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: to honor individuals…
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City of Champaign’s 2015/16 Budget Invests in City’s Future

Administration Proposes Balanced Budget, Continuing Delivery of High Quality, Essential Services The City Administration is pleased to present a balanced budget that builds upon the City of Champaign’s long history of fiscal discipline. The budget allows for the continued delivery of essential City services, embraces growth, and preserves our vibrant community. The City’s AAA bond rating evidences Champaign’s…
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MCORE Project Partner Agencies to Host Open House

The partner agencies in the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project (www.mcoreproject.com) will hold an open house on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Illini Union Ballroom C (1401 W Green St., Urbana). The open house will be held between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The purpose of…
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City of Champaign Bond Refinancing

The City of Champaign saved a total of $526,066.67 over the next thirteen years by refinancing a portion of the bonds issued in 2008 to finance the construction of the downtown parking deck. This is the fourth time that the City has refinanced debt in the past five years. The City’s high credit rating helped it achieve a…
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Champaign Recognized as a Most Progressive City

On April 15th, Ameren Illinois presented the City of Champaign with a Most Progressive City award. Champaign is one of only six communities in Illinois to earn this distinction this year. The award was presented by Ameren officials to the City in a ceremony this week. Champaign was selected in part based on the significant…
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New MobileMeter App Simplifies Paying For Parking In Champaign

New MobileMeter App Simplifies Paying For Parking In Champaign Drivers in Champaign no longer need to worry about finding loose change or running back to feed an expired parking meter. They’ll be able to conveniently pay for parking using their smartphone. Beginning mid-April, the City of Champaign will implement MobileMeter, a new service that allows…
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

This weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. On Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., we change our clocks ahead. The City of Champaign Fire Department encourages everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in…
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Compliance and Bar Checks Conducted During January/February 2015

The Champaign Police Department, assisted by both the Urbana Police Department and the Parkland College Police Department, conducted a total of 35 compliance checks at liquor establishments located throughout Champaign during the months of January and February 2015. Compliance checks are important in ensuring that those establishments holding a liquor license are not serving alcohol…
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