Category: General Press Releases

2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Video

Staff from the Information Technologies Department recently completed post-production/editing of the  ceremony which was held 9/27/12 in Champaign. The video features speeches by this year’s award recipients, cultural entertainment, and features a recap of the 10-year history of the event by City Manager Steve Carter. The video will play on CGTV throughout the year, and […]

City of Champaign Provides Grants to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the award of more than $16,000 in grants to help six non-profit agencies bridge the digital divide in Champaign. The grants will be used to improve several public computing centers and to provide public education and training opportunities for Champaign’s underserved.  Jeff Hamilton, Telecommunications/AV Technician for the […]

2013 STAR Awards Nominations

              The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the fourth year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy […]

Market Street (Kenyon Rd. to Olympian Dr.) Improvement Project

Public Information Meeting Announcement The City of Champaign will hold a public information open house concerning the proposed street improvements planned for Market Street between Kenyon Road and Olympian Drive. The open house will feature posters and plan exhibits that illustrate the proposed 3-lane pavement improvement that includes on-street bike lanes, new street lights, and […]

e-Permits for 1 & 2 Family Dwellings

Champaign Fire Department and Building Safety are pleased to announce a new service for 1&2 family residential permit customers. e-Permits provides an option for customers to submit their permit application and plans to Building Safety via e-mail. A customer can easily obtain a permit from their home or office. Once the permit application and plans are […]

Municipal Electricity Aggregation

The City of Champaign’s Municipal Electricity Aggregation (MEA) program has saved its customers $690,719 since its implementation. Integrys Energy (the City’s MEA electric supplier) reports these savings have occurred from the start of the City’s program through November 2012. MEA is a program that allows Illinois municipalities to act on behalf of residents and small […]

Champaign Author to Celebrate Release of Second Book in Time-travel Trilogy

The wait is nearly over for fans eager to read Vortex, the second book in the Tempest young adult trilogy by Champaign author Julie Cross. The book will be released on January 15, 2013, in the United States. It was released in the United Kingdom on January 3.  Cross will celebrate the occasion with a […]

Free Champaign Public Library eBook Instruction Offered

For the many local residents who will start the new year with a new eReader or tablet, the Champaign Public Library has a message: We have more than 17,000 free eBook titles, and we’re happy to show you how to use them. Library eBooks are found in My Media Mall, through a link in the […]

City of Champaign Prepares for NYE Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin between around 12:00 pm today, December 31. According to Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt, “We are following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff has prepped the snow plowing […]