Category: General Press Releases

One Book for Two Cities: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” Chosen for CU Reading Program

Published in 1876, Mark Twain’s first novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, may have been among the first books on offer at Champaign-Urbana’s fledgling free libraries. The Champaign Public Library had opened that very year; The Urbana Free Library was celebrating its second birthday. Along with knowing Twain from his earlier writings, some residents would […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Rainfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the rainfall that is forecasted to affect our area over the weekend. According to the National Weather Service, heavy rainfall in the amount of six to eight inches and high wind gusts may accompany this storm. Citizens are encouraged to take appropriate […]

City of Champaign Elections

Petitions for the Office of City Council Member Districts (Districts 1-5), Township Supervisor, Township Assessor and other campaign materials will be available in the Office of the City of Champaign City Clerk, 102 North Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820 beginning Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Petition information and forms will also be available […]

2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award Recipients Selected

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. The awardees will be honored Thursday, September 27th, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, with a 5:45 p.m. reception and 6:30 p.m. dinner program. “Very […]

60 Minutes visits the Champaign Public Library

A film crew from the CBS news program 60 Minutes visited the Champaign Public Library on Sunday, August 19, to photograph the library’s Ann & Shahid Khan Checkout Desk. Signage at the desk recognizes a significant gift from the Khans that helped fund construction of the library. A feature about Mr. Khan is set to […]

School Zone Reminders For Motorists

The Champaign Police Department is reminding motorists to obey the school zone speed limits as children return to school on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. As officers continue to enforce school zone violations, the following safety reminders are being issued: 1. Reduce Speed. When approaching a marked school crossing zone between 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., […]

Campus Move-In Cleanliness

City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will be increasing enforcement this week and next in an attempt to eliminate large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters on campus. Property owners will be issued notices giving them short response times in which to remove accumulations of trash. If the trash remains after the abatement time […]

Champaign City Manager Works to Preserve City’s Water Quality

City Manager Steve Carter will represent the City at an Illinois House committee hearing to support a Bill that would allow the City to block a proposal to dispose of toxic chemicals (PCBs) at the Clinton landfill. The landfill is located over the Mahomet aquifer — the City’s only source of drinking water. The House […]

City of Champaign to Assist Residents With Storm Clean Up

On Monday, August 13, the City of Champaign will begin picking up at the curb debris from privately owned trees damaged during the August 9 storm. Although previously reported that the City would only remove debris from City owned trees, due to the severity of the storm, the City is making an exception to policy […]

City of Champaign Storm Response Update

After working from 7 pm to 1 am last night, City of Champaign Public Works Department crews continue to respond to the wind damage inflicted by the storm that passed through the City last night. Crews were back at work at 7 am this morning and are focusing on clearing debris from traffic lanes and […]