Category: City Manager’s Office News

C-U International Humanitarian Awards Call for Nominations Extended

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 14th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored  September 8, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 South Neil Street, Champaign) at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: • To honor individuals whose work has contributed significantly […]

Champaign Connection – Episode 51

On this episode of Champaign Connection, construction season is well underway and we find out what projects the public works department will be tackling this year, and how that construction can impact you. We’ll learn how the interactive construction map on the City’s website will help you discover what and where these projects are in […]

2016 STAR Awards Celebration Video on CGTV and Social Media

On April 21, staff from the City Manager’s Office recorded the 7th annual STAR Awards. The celebration recognizes outstanding civic activities of people, groups, and organizations within the community. Watch the entire celebration on CGTV (Comcast or iTV3 channel 5, AT&T U-verse channel 99), on the City’s website, or on YouTube.

Stick Dog Author Tom Watson Featured in New City Video

City Manager’s Office and Library staff teamed up to produce a new video featuring author Tom Watson – creator of the Stick Dog series of children’s books. Staff recorded the renowned author’s presentation at the Champaign Public Library on April 20. One of the main highlights of his presentation was teaching children how to draw […]

CGTV is now on iTV3

CGTV has been just been added to the channel lineup for iTV3. iTV3 viewers wishing to view CGTV programming should tune their televisions to channel 5 in their channel line-ups. Programming is being telecast in high definition for your viewing pleasure. CGTV was previously available only on Comcast, AT&T U-verse, and streaming online at ci.champaign.il.us. […]

The big 5­-0! That’s right, Champaign Connection Celebrates a Special 50th Episode

On this special 50th episode of Champaign Connection, we broke out of the studio to visit the beautiful Boneyard Creek Second Street Reach where we learned about the City’s many successful stormwater management projects, and what new stormwater projects are on the horizon.  Then it was back to the studio where we learned about the many tools the […]

CGTV Airs a New Program – Walk as One: The Champaign Community Coalition

The Champaign Community Coalition came into being 4 years ago in response to concerns regarding the communities most difficult social and economic issues. But, do we really know what the coalition does for our community? Tracy Parson, Facilitator for the Champaign Community Coalition, explains how a partnership with various organizations are coming together to solve […]

Black History Month Display in Champaign City Building

In honor of Black History Month, the display case in the City Building atrium (102 N Neil Street, Champaign) has a local perspective this year. The faces featured in the display belong to local families who all have deep roots in Champaign. Many have memories of the days when Champaign was a segregated community and […]

New Art Exhibit in Council Chambers

The revolving art exhibit in Council Chambers was recently updated and now features the work of local artist Lisa Kesler.  Ms. Kesler is a full-time studio artist with a studio proudly located in downtown Champaign.   A University of Illinois graduate, Ms. Kesler experiments in a variety of media, but primarily focuses on acrylic painting, encaustic painting, […]

Champaign Connection – Episode #49

Catch another exciting episode of the multiple-award winning show Champaign Connection, running now through the end of March. On this episode: Winter is slowly coming to an end and soon spring will be here, now’s the time to start thinking about “Spring Cleaning”.  Yes, that’s right “Spring Cleaning,” but this is not your typical spring […]