Category: General Press Releases

Prescription Drug Disposal Program

City of Champaign is pleased to kick off the C-U Area Medicine Take-back Program on Friday May 24th at 6:30 AM at the City of Champaign Police Department with Mayor Don Gerard. Residents will now have a safe location to properly dispose of unused prescription/non-prescription medications. This is also an environmentally safe alternative to disposing […]

Champaign Named a “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists

Local efforts to promote bicycling result in national recognition As bicycling continues to grow in popularity, leaders in cities across the country, like Champaign, are embracing the environmental, financial and quality of life benefits that come with a population that likes to ride. Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle […]

Call For Nominations: 2013 Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 11th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the 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 […]

City of Champaign Proposes Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 2013/14

As Economy Shows Signs of Recovery, City Builds Toward a Sustainable Future Media Briefing Planned for 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 in the City Council Chambers Champaign City Manager Dorothy Ann David and Finance Director Richard Schnuer will hold a media briefing to present the City’s proposed budget for FY 2013/14 on Tuesday, May […]

Campus Move-Out Cleanliness

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will be increasing enforcement in the campus area during the May move-out period in an attempt to keep trash and debris from spreading throughout the community. Inspectors will be monitoring the campus area for large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters for the next two weeks. Property […]

Champaign Police Department to Host Open House

The Champaign Police Department is inviting the public to its 2nd Annual Open House event, on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The Open House will be held during National Police Week (May 12-18, 2013), an event recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. Law Enforcement. WHAT: OPEN HOUSE WHO: This event is open to the public! […]

The Champaign Police Department Commemorates National Police Week

Each May during National Police Week (May 12-18, 2013), the nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. Local law enforcement agencies in Champaign County will join the nation in honoring men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. Champaign Police will pay a special tribute to […]

Champaign Public Library Budget Shortfall May Lead to Reduced Hours

The Champaign Public Library is $500,000 short of the funding needed to maintain current service levels in the coming budget year. Unless additional city funds can be directed to the library, hours of operation will be need to be reduced after July 1.  The reason for the shortfall is that, while operating expenses rise each […]

Champaign Growing Greener Meeting

Interested in how Champaign is ‘going green?’ Join your friends and neighbors at a public meeting for Champaign’s FIRST Environmental Sustainability Plan called Champaign Growing Greener. The meeting will be held tomorrow, April 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Champaign Public Library. Learn more about the key issues facing Champaign and efforts the […]

Honorary Street Ceremony

The City of Champaign will honor Reverend W.B. Keaton by dedicating a portion of Sixth Street, between Pilgrim Baptist Church and Eureka Street, as Honorary Rev. W.B. Keaton Way. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. during a ceremony at the northwest intersection of Sixth Street and […]