Category: General Press Releases

2010 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Call for Nominations

The cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 2010 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Awardees will be honored Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, with a 6 p.m. reception and 6:30 p.m. dinner program. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards are: to honor individuals/organizations whose…
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Official Public Statement from Council Member Will Kyles Regarding Employee Discipline in Vine Street Incident

In response to the release of information concerning the employee discipline for the Vine Street Incident, Council Member Will Kyles made the following statement: “Based on the fact that two out of the three additional reports revealed that there was a policy violation, with that policy violation being a contributing factor in death, I do…
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City Manager Makes Decision Regarding Employee Discipline in Vine Street Incident

City of Champaign City Manager Steve Carter has issued a 30 day suspension without pay to Police Officer Daniel Norbits as a result of his actions in the fatal shooting of Kiwane Carrington on October 9, 2009 (906 W. Vine Street). In considering the matter of employee discipline, City Manager Steve Carter reviewed all available…
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National Telecommunications Week

METCAD 9-1-1 is joining other 9-1-1 centers around the world in celebrating April 11-17 as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International, and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment and render life saving…
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2010 Neighborhood Leaders Meeting / First Annual S.T.A.R. Awards Ceremony

The Neighborhood Services Department is excited to announce the 2010 Neighborhood Leaders Meeting as an upcoming opportunity for Champaign residents to be informed, get involved or stay connected. The Neighborhood Services Advisory Board will host the Annual Neighborhood Leaders Meeting on Wednesday, April 14th, at the Champaign Public Library, in Robeson Pavilion Rooms A, B…
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City Releases Responses to Community Forum Focus Questions

More than three hundred area citizens participated in a Community-Police Forum on March 15, 2010 at Hawthorne Suites, Champaign. Students, parents, educators and local law enforcement members answered focus questions designed to identify police-community relations and youth issues, and workable solutions. The responses to the questions were collected by City staff and are now available…
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