Category: City Manager’s Office News

Champaign Community Coalition sponsors Racial Taboo Event

On November 12, 2015, more than 175 citizens attended a free screening of the documentary Racial Taboo at Centennial High School in Champaign. Like similar viewing events held around the country, the public was invited to view the 53-minute documentary then engage in facilitated small group discussions about racial issues in today’s society. Racial Taboo […]

City of Champaign Again Recognized as a Most Progressive City

For the second consecutive year, Ameren Illinois has selected the City of Champaign as a Most Progressive City. The City of Champaign was selected thanks in large part to significant energy efficiency improvements and savings achieved by Champaign’s local businesses and residents during the last year. A public recognition ceremony will be held on Thursday, […]

Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween 2015

Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting 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 on October 31, regardless of what day […]

City of Champaign Videos Earn National Awards

The City of Champaign recently received two national awards in the Government Programming Awards competition hosted by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). Multimedia Producer Janet Ahern accepted the awards on the City’s behalf during NATOA’s annual conference in September 2015. The City-produced video Champaign Connection took First Place in the Interview/Talk […]

2016 MLK Countywide Celebration – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 15, 2016, at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue in Champaign, at 4:00 p.m. For more detailed information, see […]

City of Champaign Welcomes Public Input on Council Goal Setting Process

The Champaign City Council has begun the process of establishing their goals for the next two years and they encourage the public to share their thoughts and ideas to help guide the future of our community. The City Council sets the vision for the City and adopts goals every two years to provide direction on […]

14 Local Governments to Consider Mahomet Aquifer Consent Decree

14 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO CONSIDER MAHOMET AQUIFER CONSENT DECREE   Champaign – A proposed consent decree has been drafted between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Clinton Landfill, Inc., and 14 local government agencies, which comprise the Mahomet Aquifer Coalition. Throughout the month of September, each agency will review and take action on the proposed agreement.  […]

City of Champaign to Hold Liquor License Lottery

The City of Champaign will hold a lottery drawing for those individuals interested in obtaining one of two available Class “A” Liquor Licenses. An “A” Liquor License permits the licensee to sell any alcoholic liquor by the drink (i.e. bar or tavern). The lottery will be held on September 8, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. in […]

2015 CUIHA Award Recipients Selected

Champaign, IL — The cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2015 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2015 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the I Hotel & Conference Center (1900 S. First Street, Champaign), with a 5:45 […]

City of Champaign Offers Human Rights Ordinance Training

Save the Date! The Community Relations Office at the City of Champaign is offering Human Rights Ordinance Training. Lyonel LaGrone, Jr., Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, will present on the Champaign’s Human Rights Ordinance protections and remedies. Learn more about Champaign’s Human Rights Ordinance; this ordinance was developed with the intent to secure an end to […]