Category: General Press Releases

EPA to hold Public Hearings on Sole Source Designation of Mahomet Aquifer

CHICAGO (March 12, 2014) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed approval of a petition to designate a portion of the Mahomet Aquifer system in east-central Illinois as a sole source aquifer. EPA’s public comment period on the proposed designation begins March 13 and closes June 12, 2014. The Safe Drinking Water Act gives […]

Upcoming Free Electronics Recycling – April 12, 2014

A FREE countywide electronics collection event will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Parkland College (2400 W. Bradley Ave) in Champaign.  Please use the Duncan Road entrance for the best access to the event. For more info, click here:   Postcard for April 12, 2014

News Release: Fire Chief Interviews Scheduled

FIRE CHIEF INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED After a nationwide search, the City of Champaign has selected three (3) finalists to be interviewed for the position of Fire Chief.  The three (3) finalists will be interviewed March 10 and 11, 2014.   The finalists are: Greg Main, currently serving as District Fire Chief for the Evansville, Indiana Fire […]

News Release: City Requests Caution for Pothole Repair Crews

CITY REQUESTS DRIVER CAUTION FOR POTHOLE REPAIR CREWS Champaign – Effective Friday 2/21/14, Public Works will deploy additional personnel and equipment to continue addressing and repairing potholes on the City’s streets. If weather conditions are appropriate, these crews will also be present on weekends, early mornings and evenings. The City requests drivers use caution when […]

News Release: City Appreciates Citizen’s Patience While Addressing Streets

CITY APPRECIATES CITIZEN’S PATIENCE AND COLLABORATION WHILE ADDRESSING STREETS WITH POTHOLES  Champaign – Due to lower-than-normal temperatures and higher-than-normal precipitation this winter, a larger number (than usual) of potholes have been appearing on City streets. Weather permitting, crews are working additional hours and weekends to repair the streets in a timely and efficient manner. Additional […]

Emergency Order Pertaining to Liquor Sales During Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

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 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby find that there may be a threat to the public health, safety and welfare from activities […]

News Release: Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation 02.18.14

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ACTIVATION As of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 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 several periods of snowfall over the past week, snow and ice has accumulated to 2 inches or more […]

News Release: Upcoming Lane Closures – Green Street and First Street

UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES ON GREEN STREET AND FIRST STREET Champaign – In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance, National Power Rodding Corp. will require lane closures on Green Street (between Locust Street and Fourth Street) and First Street (between Green Street and John Street). Operations will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18 […]

News Release: Upcoming Lane Closure – Springfield Avenue

UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES ON SPRINGFIELD AVENUE Champaign – In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance, National Power Rodding Corp. will be will require lane closures on Springfield Avenue (between Mattis Avenue and Fair Street). Operations will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17 and are planned for completion by 4:00 p.m. Monday, February […]

News Release: Fourth Street Lane Closure

FOURTH STREET LANE CLOSURE Champaign – Due to a water main break at the intersection of Fourth Street and Springfield Avenue, the northbound lane of Fourth Street will be closed beginning at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Northbound traffic will be rerouted to Third Street via Healey Street. This lane will reopen once […]