Category: General Press Releases

Central Illinois Cities Fight for Clean Water

On October 15, 2012, Champaign Mayor Don Gerard held a press conference to announce a coalition is planning to apply to the U.S. EPA for sole source designation for the Mahomet Aquifer. According to Layne Hydro, a water management consulting company hired by the coalition, the Aquifer meets the required criteria for the designation. The […]

Digital Divide Resource Fair to be Held October 22nd

The public is invited and encouraged to attend a free Digital Divide Resource and Information Fair on Monday, October 22, 2012, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Douglass Branch Library (504 E Grove Street, Champaign). The resource fair is a free open house event to educate residents about the public computing resources and services […]

Honorary Street Ceremony

The City of Champaign will honor Mr. Lum Rose, Sr. by dedicating a portion of Sixth Street, between Washington Street and Grove Street, as Honorary Lum Rose Way. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Friday, October 19, 2012, at 1 p.m. during a ceremony at the southwest corner of Sixth Street and Washington […]

Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The 2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Hilton Garden Inn and was attended by over 150 people. The 2012 Award Recipients were: Eric Luedtke, Human Rights Award Nianhua, Wang, Research/Education Award Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO), Research/Education Award Drs. Malcolm Hill, Melinda Dabrowski, Tyrone Melvin & Jane […]

Trick or Treat Hours for Halloween, October 31, 2012

Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, regardless of what day […]

CFD Fire Prevention Week 2012 – Destination: Safety Oasis

Champaign Fire Department will host Destination: Safety Oasis with the acclaimed Passport to Safety activities in the Champaign Public Library’s parking lot from 10:00 AM to noon on Saturday, October 13 in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. All are invited to learn, interact, visit and eat with community safety experts from C-U MTD, Carle […]

Glenn Park Drive Public Input Meeting – September 27, 2012

As part of the ongoing City efforts to elicit public comments on the  West Washington Street Drainage Improvements, a meeting was held on-site at Glenn Park on September 27 to allow nearby residents to see and discuss several concept plans for the proposed Glenn Park Detention basin facilities. City staff along with the project consultant […]

Partial-day Closure at Champaign Public Library on Friday, October 5

On Friday, October 5, the Champaign Public Library, at 200 W. Green St., and its Douglass Branch location, at 504 E. Grove St., will be closed until 1 p.m. for staff training. The library’s outside book returns will be open to accept returns throughout the day. The library’s online catalog and access to patron accounts […]

Sewer Improvements on Lynn Street Lane Restrictions – South 500 Block

As part of the 2012 Annual Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Cross Construction will be directional drilling and installing sewers to serve the south 500 block of Lynn Street. Directional drilling involves constructing a horizontal hole underground and pulling new sewer pipes into it. The purpose is to avoid long trenches and surface disruption where the […]