Category: General Press Releases

Champaign Police Kick-Off National Police Week with Historical Display

In honor of National Police Week, the Champaign Police Department has transformed one of its spaces into a history museum, displaying artifacts and documents that showcase the progress of the Department since its establishment in 1860.   Among the antiques on display: the first City Building police blotter desk from 1889; an original police officer’s […]

Champaign Employees Give Back: Volunteer on Community Service Project

City of Champaign employees volunteered their time for a good cause on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  The culminating event in the City’s celebration of National Public Service Recognition Week, City staff and their families helped clean up litter around the detention pond in the Ashland Park subdivision.  For three years running, this area has been […]

Public Invited to Recognize a City Employee with a “Champaign TOAST”

In association with Public Service Recognition Week, the City of Champaign is promoting an easy way for the public to acknowledge City employees who go above and beyond the call of duty.  Members of the public who want to recognize the exceptional service provided by City staff can do so by sending the employee a […]

May 9, 2017 Regular City Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the May 9, 2017 Regular Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download the […]

City of Champaign to Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13

  The City of Champaign will proudly celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13 in several exciting ways.  A national event, Public Service Recognition Week honors the men and women who serve our country at the local, county, state, and federal level. The City will use this opportunity to honor our employees for their hard […]

Police Report on Distracted Driving Awareness Week Campaign

The Champaign Police Department and University of Illinois Police Department joined forces with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Illinois last week to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving. During the week, police shared educational resources and issued the following enforcement warnings and citations to drivers: Violation Warnings […]

Champaign Neighborhood Services Director Announces Resignation

Kevin Jackson, Neighborhood Services Director for the City of Champaign, has announced his resignation effective later this month.  Jackson will be leaving to assume a new position as Deputy City Manager for the City of Long Beach, California. Upon making his announcement, Jackson said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to work for such an […]

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale This Weekend!

It’s not too late to order rain barrels for this sale!  Rain barrels can be ordered HERE.  Sale information is as follows: Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: 208 S. Vine, Urbana (Corner of S. Vine and E. Green in Urbana; parking lot north of the Urbana City Building, across […]

10 Tips for Managing Common Driving Distractions

10 Tips for Managing Some of the Most Common Driving Distractions courtesy, Illinois Association Chiefs of Police Distracted drivers take their eyes off the road an average of 5 out of every 6 seconds. At 55 mph, that means a texting driver travels the length of a football field–including the end zones–without looking at the […]

Local Police Focusing this Week on Distracted Drivers

In an effort to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving, local law enforcement agencies including the Champaign and University of Illinois Police departments will participate in Illinois’ Distracted Driving Awareness Week from April 24 to April 28. From using a cell phone, to eating, attending to children in the back seat, […]