Category: General Press Releases

Champaign “Bicycle Friendly Community” Recognition Event

Champaign “Bicycle Friendly Community” Recognition Event July 9, 2013 / 6:15 PM Corner of Neil Street and Chester Street, Downtown Champaign This past May, Champaign was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a “Bicycle Friendly Community.” This national recognition adds Champaign to the list of 259 BFCs in 47 states across America. The […]

4th of July

Traffic Restrictions, Traffic Plan and other Regulations To expedite the traffic flow into, around and away from the event site (State Farm Center), the public safety committee announces the following traffic plan for the parade and evening show/fireworks: PARADE – Parade & 5K Map Parade and 5K Route: The parade will start on First Street […]

Municipal Electric Aggregation Savings and Changes to Program

The City of Champaign has received reports from Integrys Energy Service (IES), the City’s electricity supplier for our Municipal Electricity Aggregation (MEA) Program, of an estimated $1.6M in savings. This is the total savings from the start of the program (August 2012 through May 2013). The City executed the MEA agreement with IES beginning May […]

City of Champaign Storm Response Update

City of Champaign Public Works Department crews are working to respond to the wind damage inflicted by the storms that passed through this week. Crews are focusing on clearing debris from traffic lanes and sidewalks to maintain access for vehicles and pedestrians. Crews are also working to clear inlets in preparation for the forecasted storm […]

Upcoming Events to Affect Travel and Parking June 25 – July 1, 2013

UPCOMING EVENTS TO AFFECT TRAVEL AND PARKING  Champaign -The upcoming Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival in Downtown Champaign and the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show near the State Farm Center and Downtown Champaign, will affect travel and parking beginning Tuesday, June 25 – Monday, July 1. The City of Champaign wishes to provide information about these […]

Mayor’s Emergency Order for Saturday, June 29th

I. Don Gerard, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign. lllinois, and pursuant to authority granted me in Section 5-91.1 of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby enter the following emergency order in relation to the events known as Bloomington Gold Corvette Tour and […]

City Computer Network Down for Fiber Implementation

In an effort to enhance City Services, fiber network implementation at the City of Champaign is now underway. This will require our internal network being down for several days while all connections are cut over to our new network. NETWORK DOWNTIME AT ALL FACILITIES 7:00am – Thursday, June 13th through 7:00am – Monday June 17th. […]

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 […]