Category: General Press Releases

UI Campus Fire Safety Showcased as Best Practice at National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, MD.

Programs from Champaign Fire Department’s campus fire safety education toolbox will be offered as successful best practices in a newly developed course at the National Fire Academy. The National Fire Academy is the country’s pre-eminent federal fire training and education institution. The original purpose of the NFA is to “function as the core of the […]

David Howie to Perform at Children’s CD Release

A new CD of children’s music will be released at a free event at the Champaign Public Library on Saturday, November 19, at 10:30 a.m., in Robeson Pavilion Room A & B. Champaign-Urbana singer-songwriter David Howie will perform his original songs from the disc, entitled “What I Like: A Kid’s Collection of Songs and Smiles.” […]

UC2B Progress Map Now Available

Construction work for the Urbana Champaign Big Broadband Project is underway in Champaign.  VIEW PROJECT PROGRESS MAP HERE (Updated January 2012) The status of the project is indicated on the map according to the legend at the right.  (the legend is also accessible in the map by clicking on the “UC2B Progress” layer in the Layers list) […]

Champaign 150th Unity Celebration

Mark It on Your Calendar! All Free! Food!! Fun!!! Entertainment!!! Champaign 150th Celebration Menu We are celebrating in a big way with delicious picnic fixin’s—provided at no cost to the first 1,000 participants! Barbeque Pulled Pork and Chicken Beef Hot Dogs Macaroni and Cheese Corn on the Cob Ice Cream Popcorn Drinks WHAT: Champaign 150th […]

Torch Run for Illinois Special Olympics

Friday, June 10, 2011, 06:00 a.m. * UPDATED ROUTE INFORMATION * Officers of the Champaign Police Department, in shared effort with officers from the Urbana Police Department, will run the “Flame of Hope” through the Champaign-Urbana community. Please note the route for the event has been modified. Urbana Police will start the event from 2600 […]

Proactively Addressing Budget Challenges

City of Champaign Remains Proactive Addressing Budget Challenges Top Priority: Fiscal Sustainability to Continue High Quality Services Media Briefing Planned for 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 in the City Council Chambers Champaign City Manager Steve Carter and Finance Director Richard Schnuer will hold a media briefing to present the City’s proposed budget for FY […]

Recycling Options for Champaign Residents

All City residents have the opportunity to recycle at their residence using one of two options. As a reminder to the public, the City’s recycling drop off site on Hagan Drive has been permanently closed. Residents of properties with one to four units may place recycling at the curb for collection by their garbage hauler. […]

City Of Champaign Prepares For Winter Storm

The City of Champaign Public Works Department completed preparations and made arrangements to respond to the winter storm forecasted to begin this afternoon. Starting today, Public Works crews will be working 24 hours a day continuously to treat and/or clear City streets, following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. […]

City takes steps to prevent future website outages

The City of Champaign realizes the importance to its citizens of our website, and the need to keep it available 24x7x365. Unfortunately the City’s website was down recently for a period of roughly 12 hours. The IT Department had previously identified the potential for problems and had initiated steps to prevent an outage, unfortunately these […]

City Administration Proposes Service Cuts to Address Budget Gap

The Champaign City Council will discuss the recommended Budget Strategy Implementation Plan for the current fiscal year at a Study Session on January 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 102 N. Neil Street. City Administration will present a recommended strategy to eliminate a $2 million budget gap for the current fiscal year. […]