Category: General Press Releases

2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award Recipients Selected

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 25th, at the I Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, with a 5:45 p.m. reception and 6:30…
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Campus Move In-Out Cleanliness

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will be increasing enforcement in the campus area the weeks of August 18th and August 25th in an attempt to eliminate large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters. Property owners will be issued notices giving them short response times in which to remove accumulations of trash. If…
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2014 Star Community Service Day

The City of Champaign will host a STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Community Service Day on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The STAR Service Day will provide an opportunity for University of Illinois students and community volunteers to participate in community service projects and initiatives to improve neighborhoods located within…
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“Own the Night, Own your Community” National Night Out 2014

The City of Champaign will recognize National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. National Night Out (NNO) is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime. To celebrate the nationwide event, residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on their porch lights and…
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Homelessness Point-in-Time Survey

The Champaign County Continuum of Care, a consortium of agencies and governmental units committed to ending homelessness in Champaign County, conducted a survey of the area’s homeless population on January 28, 2014. This included people both sheltered (i.e. residing in temporary housing for the homeless) and unsheltered (living in places unfit for human habitation, such…
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Sixth Street Road Closure

In order to install a storm sewer connection at 519 E. Green Street, Broeren Russo and Mid-Illinois Concrete will close Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street on: Monday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 2, 2014 During this closure, through traffic will not be allowed in the area, but the contractor will accommodate deliveries….
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UPDATE: Abduction Suspect and Victim Located in Houston, Texas

On the evening of June 13, 2014, the Champaign Police Department continued to follow up on investigative leads and received information that the victim, MONICA RAMIREZ, and suspect, EDUARDO GUERRO CORTEZ, were possibly in Houston, Texas. Champaign Police detectives were able to coordinate investigative efforts with the Champaign and Houston FBI Offices, Homeland  Security, and…
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EXTENDED – Call for Nominations: Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards (CUIHA)

Contact:   City of Champaign Community Relations Office, Phone:  217.403.8830, Fax:  217.403.8835   EXTENDED - 2014 CHAMPAIGN URBANA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Cities of Champaign and Urbana have extended the nomination deadline and will continue to accept nominations for the 12th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 25, 2014, at…
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City of Champaign Approved for $3.5 Million Section 108 Loan

HUD APPROVES $3,524,000 LOAN GUARANTEE TO CHAMPAIGN, IL The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has approved a $3.5 million loan guarantee under Section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to the City of Champaign to provide financial assistance for the Bristol Park…
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