Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign to Hold Open Retirement Reception for Steve Carter

The City of Champaign, City Manager’s Office, invite citizens to attend the Retirement Reception for Steve Carter, celebrating Steve’s twenty-eight years of service to the Champaign community. This event is free and open to the public. What: Open Retirement Reception for Steve Carter, celebrating twenty-eight years of service with the City of Champaign. Who: The […]

Coalition Invites Citizens to Join Efforts

Three-quarters of a million people in Illinois rely on the Mahomet Aquifer for safe, clean water. Many local officials from Central Illinois are involved in trying to protect the Aquifer. These officials have released a public service announcement (PSA) to urge the public to be involved in the U.S. EPA’s process to designate the Mahomet […]

City of Champaign Responds to Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department worked throughout the night and continues to work to address the snowfall that has accumulated. The Illinois State Water Survey reports the area has received 4.2 inches in the last 24 hours. According to Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt, “We have followed the plans set forth in the […]

City of Champaign Prepare for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department has mobilized resources in preparation for the snowfall that began falling around 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. 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 equipment. […]

Now is the Time to be Ready for Severe Weather

Weather Service testing Tornado Warning system Tuesday March 5th at 10:00 am Despite drought and record heat in Illinois during 2012, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes still took their toll on the state. Tragically, eight people were killed and 108 injured when an early morning twister devastated the towns of Harrisburg and Ridgway, Illinois with 180 […]

Emergency Order Regarding Unofficial 2013

City of Champaign Mayor has issued the following order regarding the event that has become known locally as “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day.” Emergency Order I, Don Gerard, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign, Illinois, and pursuant to authority granted me in Section 5-91(9) of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 […]

City of Champaign Launches SeeClickFix Mobile App

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is implementing new technology that will allow residents to submit requests for service through a mobile interface while they are out and about in the community. Powered by SeeClickFix, the place-based reporting platform allows residents to document problems ranging from graffiti to potholes within the City’s boundaries. SeeClickFix […]

Sidewalk Snow Removal

As of 10:15 am, Friday, February 22, 2013, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to 2 inches or more on sidewalks. In order to make the sidewalks safe for pedestrians, […]

Exciting News from Fire and Police Memorial Committee

We recognize that a winter storm continues to approach, but the Fire and Police Memorial Committee is in celebration mode today! The Fire and Police Memorial Committee announces today that they have raised $97,500.00 which allows the final phase of the Fire and Police Memorial at West Side Park to be completed!! This labor of […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin around 3 p.m. Thursday, February 21. 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 equipment. […]