Category: General Press Releases

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 […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin between 12:00 am and 3:00 am Wednesday, December 26. 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 […]

Firearms Discharge Internal Review Completed (1200 Block of Crispus Drive)

The Champaign Police Department has completed its internal review of an incident that culminated in a weapons discharge in the 1200 block of W. Crispus Drive during the early morning hours on September 9, 2012. Per departmental policy, an internal investigation was conducted in accordance with the Firearms Discharge Investigation and Review policy. Policy statement […]

Firearms Discharge Internal Review Completed (John Street/Crescent Drive)

The Champaign Police Department has completed its internal review of an incident involving a police officer discharging a firearm during a call for service on November 17, 2012, in which police officers were dispatched to a call involving a vicious pit bull in the area of John and Crescent streets. During this incident, two dogs […]

Firearms Discharge Internal Review Completed (200 Block of W. Columbia)

The Champaign Police Department has completed its internal review of an incident that culminated in a weapons discharge in the alley near the 200 block of W. Columbia during the afternoon hours on November 20, 2012. During an in-progress call for service on November 20, 2012, police officers were dispatched to a call involving a […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin before 5:00 pm today. 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 have prepped the snow plowing equipment. A crew […]