Category: General Press Releases

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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Tour of Local Recycling Facilities

On May 16, 2014, the City’s Environmental Sustainability Specialist, Nichole Millage and recycling intern, Aria Perbohner, along with Champaign County Recycling Coordinator, Susan Monte, City of Urbana Environmental Sustainability Manager, Scott Tess, City of Urbana Recycling Coordinator, Courtney Rushforth, and U of I Zero Waste Coordinator, Bart Bartels, took a tour of local recycling facilities….
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City of Champaign Announces Deputy City Manager Appointment

City of Champaign Announces Deputy City Manager Appointment Matthew Roeschley to Begin June 30th Champaign, IL – City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced this morning that Matthew Roeschley, currently an Assistant City Attorney at the City of Champaign, has been appointed Deputy City Manager effective June 30, 2014. Mr. Roeschley has been employed by the…
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Text-to-911 is not yet available in Champaign County

Text-to-911 is not yet available in Champaign County. If you have an emergency, please place a voice call to 9-1-1. Confusion exists over the announcement that as of today (May 15, 2014) text to 9-1-1 is available nationwide. In an agreement with the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials…
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City of Champaign will not Continue Municipal Electric Aggregation

The City of Champaign announced today that its Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) program will not continue for the next year (June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015). The City was not able to obtain from a retail electric supplier a bid that could beat the Ameren electricity supply rate. “The City’s MEA program was a…
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