Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Responds to Storm

The City of Champaign Public Works Department are working to respond to damage suffered from last evening’s severe storm. Crews are clearing streets of downed tree limbs and other debris to ensure all traffic lanes are clear for vehicular traffic. They are also responding to flooding calls and reports of traffic signal outages. Residents are encouraged […]

August Campus Move Out/Move In Recycle and Reuse Event

As the summer apartment transition begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign and local non-profits are partnering together for their annual Campus Move Out /Move In Recycle and Reuse Event on Monday, August 6, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. located at 201 E. Green Street in Champaign. The goal of […]

UC2B Public Information Meeting – July 25, 2012

You’re invited! Come learn about the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband project, including the expansion competition that could bring some of the fastest fiber optic Internet in the country to everyone in C-U and Savoy.   Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Time: 6:00 – 7:30PM Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign Room: Robeson Pavilion […]

Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Join the Champaign Police Department at the Texas Roadhouse in Champaign on Friday, July 27, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser. Customers can stop by Texas Roadhouse for a “free” lunch served by local law enforcement!  The meal features a pulled pork sandwich, corn, fresh baked bread […]

Songs and Family Letters Offer Personal Perspective on Civil War

A packet of loving letters exchanged by her great-great-grandparents brings a uniquely personal perspective to Judy Cook’s program of Civil War songs, images and writings. “One Man’s Civil War” will be presented at the Champaign Public Library on Sunday, July 29, from 2 to 3 p.m., in Robeson Pavilion Room A & B. The event, […]

UC2B Fiber Optic Network Expansion Opportunity

The Champaign-Urbana community has entered a competition to continue building one of the fastest broadband Internet networks in the country. Anchored by on-going construction of the UC2B network, local leaders are preparing a bid proposal for Champaign-Urbana to be one of six communities nationwide to split $200 million in funding from Gigabit Squared, an economic […]

City of Champaign Announces Information Technology Director Appointment

City Manager Steve Carter announced this morning that Mark Toalson has been appointed Information Technology Director effective July 1, 2012. He is currently serving as the City’s Assistant Director. “Mark Toalson offers a solid track record of demonstrated success of over 25 years of information technology experience in both the public and private sectors. His […]

Mayor Gerard Urges Governor Quinn to Veto Bag Bill

On July 3, Mayor Don Gerard met with Governor Quinn in Chicago to explain the City’s opposition to Senate Bill 3442, which would restrict the rights of Home Rule municipalities to limit the use of plastic bags. The Bill is on Governor Quinn’s desk, awaiting action. Quinn may consider an outright veto of the Bill, […]

Fourth of July Fireworks

Ban on Personal Fireworks The Champaign County Freedom Celebration Committee would like to remind the public that the Champaign Park District and Parkland College prohibit the possession of fireworks on their property. For the safety of everyone attending the Freedom Celebration activities, no fireworks will be allowed at Parkland College, Dodds Park or Heritage Park. […]

Mayor Gerard Stands Up for City’s Right to Regulate Plastic Bags

Mayor Don Gerard will be traveling to Chicago on July 3 to participate in a 10 a.m. press conference outside the Governor’s Office expressing opposition to a Bill that would restrict the rights of Home Rule municipalities to limit the use of plastic bags. Following the press conference, he will meet with the Governor’s staff […]