Category: General Press Releases

Fire Prevention Week Open House

WHAT: Fire Prevention Week Open House WHEN: Saturday October 12, 2013 TIME: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM WHERE: Champaign Public Library Parking Lot (200 W. Green, Champaign) The public is invited to join Champaign Fire Department for an open house to recognize Fire Prevention Week. This year, the theme for Fire Prevention Week is Get […]

City Responds to Pedestrian Safety Concerns on Prospect Avenue

The City of Champaign is working to address public concerns about pedestrian safety along Prospect Avenue, south of Green Street, and near South Side Elementary School. Since Tuesday, when learning of an accident involving an elementary student at South Side, the City of Champaign has taken immediate actions as well as begun to investigate longer-term […]

Champaign City Council Begins Goal Setting Process – Welcomes Citizen Input

The Champaign City Council is beginning the process of establishing goals for 2013 – 2015 and invites the public to share their thoughts and ideas about the future goals for the City. The City Council sets the vision for the City and adopts goals every two years to provide direction on City services and priorities. […]

Update – Church & Neil Streets Lane Closures

English Brothers have experienced complications with their precast panel installation. The scheduled plan has been altered as follows. In order to set a crane and place precast panels at 217 N. Neil Street (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing the following lanes of Church Street and Neil Street adjacent to the property: Monday, […]

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

There will be a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 9 AM at the northeast corner of West Side Park (corner of State St. and Church St.) in Champaign. Local area responders will be participating with reflections offered by Champaign Fire Department Chaplain David Ashby and Champaign Fire Chief Douglas Forsman.

Missing Teen Located

MISSING TEEN LOCATED Missing Champaign teenager, Cleo Younce was located safe and unharmed today, September 6, 2013, in Cape Giardeau, Missouri.  Shortly before noon, Cape Girardeau Police Officers located Ms. Younce, along with her suspected abductor, coming out of a Wal-Mart Store in Cape Girardeau.  The suspect, Nicholas Hurley, age 21, was taken into custody […]

UPDATE: Church Street and Neil Street Lane Closures

Champaign – Due to complications experienced with their precast panel installation, English Brothers is altering the previously scheduled plan, the new plan is as follows: In order to set a crane and place precast panels at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing the following lanes of Church Street and […]

Public Open House for Windsor Road/I57 Bridge Approaches Complete Street Project

On Thursday, September 5, 2013, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., a Public Open House will be held at Champaign Fire Station No. 6, 3911 West Windsor Road, for the Windsor Road / Interstate 57 Bridge Approaches Complete Street Project. Visitors to the Open House will be able to view pre-final design exhibits of the […]

Student Book Giveaway Offers Free Book from Library Bookstore

The Champaign Public Library houses two floors of library—and one floor of bookstore. The weekend of September 7 and 8, students of all ages are invited to discover the FriendShop, the bookstore inside the library, and take home one regular-priced book free of charge. It’s a back-to-school gift from the Library Friends, who volunteer at […]

Library Receives $12,500 Grant for Teen Program at Douglass Branch

For the 14th consecutive year, the library has received a Project Next Generation (PNG) grant from the Illinois State Library. PNG is a state and federally funded program with the goal of providing low-income middle-school access to new technologies and the opportunity to develop technological skills in a safe and friendly environment. The $12,500 grant […]