Category: General Press Releases

Community Members Address Gun Violence

Concerned Community Members will hold a news conference to address recent acts of gun violence. What: Community Members will address four (4) recent incidents related to gun violence involving youth and young adults. Who: Pastor Lekevie Johnson, Jericho Missionary Baptist Church Herb Burnett, Business Owner Janice Mitchell, Urbana Community Member Will Kyles, Council Member, District […]

Champaign Police Department is asking for Community Assistance to End Gun Violence

In response to the recent shootings, the Champaign Police Department has been engaging community members in an effort to prevent further acts of violence. The Champaign Police Department is continuing to investigate the shootings that have occurred since Friday afternoon. To date, several witnesses have been interviewed, evidence collected and one suspect arrested for Aggravated […]

City of Champaign Storm Response Update

City of Champaign Public Works Department crews continue working to respond to the wind damage inflicted by the storm that passed through the City on Friday, May 31, 2013. The City has set a deadline of 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17, for residents to contact Public Works at 217.403.4700 to request pick-up of their […]

City of Champaign Storm Response Update

City of Champaign Public Works Department crews are working to respond to the wind damage inflicted by the storm that passed through the City last night. Crews reported at 7 am this morning and are focusing on clearing debris from traffic lanes and sidewalks, maintaining access for vehicles and pedestrians. To expedite these activities, staff […]

Summer Car Care Workshop at Champaign Library

Get your car ready for the stress of summer with help from local car care experts and the online Auto Repair Reference Center. The Champaign Public Library is hosting a free, hour-long summer car care workshop at the library on Thursday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. Derek Scroggins, Ford City service manager, will offer general […]

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan – 2013 Update Open House

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Robeson Room A in the Champaign Public Library at 200 W. Green Street, the City of Champaign will host a public open house to discuss the 2013 update to the City’s ADA Transition Plan. The Project Specialist, along with Civil Engineer, Chris Sokolowski, […]

Prescription Drug Disposal Program

City of Champaign is pleased to kick off the C-U Area Medicine Take-back Program on Friday May 24th at 6:30 AM at the City of Champaign Police Department with Mayor Don Gerard. Residents will now have a safe location to properly dispose of unused prescription/non-prescription medications. This is also an environmentally safe alternative to disposing […]

Champaign Named a “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists

Local efforts to promote bicycling result in national recognition As bicycling continues to grow in popularity, leaders in cities across the country, like Champaign, are embracing the environmental, financial and quality of life benefits that come with a population that likes to ride. Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle […]

Call For Nominations: 2013 Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 11th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: to honor individuals whose work has […]

City of Champaign Proposes Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 2013/14

As Economy Shows Signs of Recovery, City Builds Toward a Sustainable Future Media Briefing Planned for 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 in the City Council Chambers Champaign City Manager Dorothy Ann David and Finance Director Richard Schnuer will hold a media briefing to present the City’s proposed budget for FY 2013/14 on Tuesday, May […]