Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Approved for $3.5 Million Section 108 Loan

HUD APPROVES $3,524,000 LOAN GUARANTEE TO CHAMPAIGN, IL The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has approved a $3.5 million loan guarantee under Section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to the City of Champaign to provide financial assistance for the Bristol Park…
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Tour of Local Recycling Facilities

On May 16, 2014, the City’s Environmental Sustainability Specialist, Nichole Millage and recycling intern, Aria Perbohner, along with Champaign County Recycling Coordinator, Susan Monte, City of Urbana Environmental Sustainability Manager, Scott Tess, City of Urbana Recycling Coordinator, Courtney Rushforth, and U of I Zero Waste Coordinator, Bart Bartels, took a tour of local recycling facilities….
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City of Champaign Announces Deputy City Manager Appointment

City of Champaign Announces Deputy City Manager Appointment Matthew Roeschley to Begin June 30th Champaign, IL – City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced this morning that Matthew Roeschley, currently an Assistant City Attorney at the City of Champaign, has been appointed Deputy City Manager effective June 30, 2014. Mr. Roeschley has been employed by the…
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Text-to-911 is not yet available in Champaign County

Text-to-911 is not yet available in Champaign County. If you have an emergency, please place a voice call to 9-1-1. Confusion exists over the announcement that as of today (May 15, 2014) text to 9-1-1 is available nationwide. In an agreement with the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials…
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City of Champaign will not Continue Municipal Electric Aggregation

The City of Champaign announced today that its Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) program will not continue for the next year (June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015). The City was not able to obtain from a retail electric supplier a bid that could beat the Ameren electricity supply rate. “The City’s MEA program was a…
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City of Champaign Announces Human Resources Director Appointment

City of Champaign Announces Human Resources Director Appointment Elaine Tincher-Johnson to Begin June 16 Champaign, IL – City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced this morning that Elaine Tincher-Johnson, currently the Director of Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, Wisconsin), has been appointed Human Resources Director for the City of Champaign effective June 16,…
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City Manager to Reopen Search for Fire Chief

City Manager to Reopen Search for Fire Chief Acting Chief Dave Ferber to Continue in Leadership Role City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that she will reopen the search for the position of Fire Chief.  The City will accept applications from new candidates beginning on May 12 until the position is filled.  After exhausting…
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Call for Nominations: 2014 Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 12th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 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 contributed significantly…
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The City of Champaign Responds to Public Concern Regarding the ‘Run or Dye’ Race

In response to the statement issued by the ‘Run or Dye’ officials in reference to their cancelled race, the City of Champaign is issuing the following response: “Since August of 2013, the Champaign Police Department has been in communication with both the University of Illinois and a representative for the Run or Dye event to…
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City of Champaign 2014 STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony

STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony Thursday, April 17, 2014 Expo – 5:30 pm; Awards Ceremony – 7:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign On Thursday, April 17, 2014, the Neighborhood Services Department and the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board will host the Fifth Annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Expo and Awards Ceremony….
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