Category: General Press Releases

City Manager to Re-Launch Nationwide Search for Fire Chief; Captain Dave Ferber to Serve as Acting Fire Chief

Today, City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced that a nationwide search will resume for the position of Fire Chief. The initial nationwide search resulted in five (5) finalists interviewed for the position and they were: Stephen Clarkson, Richard Ennis, Charles Lauss, George Sheets and James Trainor. After thoughtful consideration of the candidates and feedback provided…
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DeWitt County Board Votes to Support Coalition Position

DeWitt County State’s Attorney Submits FOIA About Coalition Supporters The City of Champaign joined an intergovernmental Coalition that was created in 2010 to prevent the introduction of PCB’s into the landfill above the Mahomet Aquifer, the source of drinking water for most of Central Illinois. Other members of the Coalition are Champaign County, the City…
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Springfield Avenue Road Closure

The City of Champaign has closed Springfield Avenue between First Street and Neil Street until 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2013. The Champaign Fire Department and Public Works Department are continuing to address the site of a fire that occurred at 40 E. Springfield Avenue during the early morning hours on Saturday. North and…
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Champaign Library Earns “Star Library” Award for Efficiency and Service

The Champaign Public Library continued to shine on Library Journal’s latest list of America’s “star libraries.”  In the 2013 ratings, released earlier in November, Champaign was among 263 public libraries to earn “star library” status, placing it among the top 3.5% of public libraries nationwide. Champaign’s library has won this prestigious designation all six years…
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Vehicle Burglary Prevention Tips – Champaign Police Warns Public to “Lock Up”

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating multiple cases involving unknown offenders who break into unlocked vehicles and remove items of value left in vehicles. Over the past ten days, the department has taken 34 reports of burglary to motor vehicles occurring throughout the city. Many of these burglaries could have been prevented and occurred…
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Trick or Treat 2013

TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS Halloween, October 31, 2013 Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: ** Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held…
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Open House for Phase 1 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvement Project

The City of Champaign and the West Washington Street Watershed Steering Committee will be hosting a project open house for Phase 1 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvement Project. City staff and Steering Committee Members will be available to answer questions about the upcoming project, which is scheduled to begin in the spring of…
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2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College and University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 17, 2014, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign at 4:00 p.m. Individuals and Organizations can be nominated…
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