Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin around 3 p.m. Thursday, February 21. According to Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt, “We are following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff has prepped the snow plowing equipment….
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Champaign Community Coalition “Campus Walk”

Please join the Champaign Community Coalition, the University of Illinois and the Champaign Police Department as we “Walk as One” on campus on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 4:00 PM. The goal of this walk is to knock on 2900 doors and distribute alcohol safety information to students prior to the “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day”…
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NTIA BTOP Grant Extended

The National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) division of the U.S. Department of Commerce officially approved an extension for UC2B to complete the Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant-funded construction through September 30, 2013 (previous deadline: January 31, 2013). NTIA also approved and designated an additional 61 organizations as Community Anchor Institutions, including the United Way…
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2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Video

Staff from the Information Technologies Department recently completed post-production/editing of the  ceremony which was held 9/27/12 in Champaign. The video features speeches by this year’s award recipients, cultural entertainment, and features a recap of the 10-year history of the event by City Manager Steve Carter. The video will play on CGTV throughout the year, and…
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City of Champaign Provides Grants to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the award of more than $16,000 in grants to help six non-profit agencies bridge the digital divide in Champaign. The grants will be used to improve several public computing centers and to provide public education and training opportunities for Champaign’s underserved.  Jeff Hamilton, Telecommunications/AV Technician for the…
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2013 STAR Awards Nominations

              The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the fourth year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy…
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Market Street (Kenyon Rd. to Olympian Dr.) Improvement Project

Public Information Meeting Announcement The City of Champaign will hold a public information open house concerning the proposed street improvements planned for Market Street between Kenyon Road and Olympian Drive. The open house will feature posters and plan exhibits that illustrate the proposed 3-lane pavement improvement that includes on-street bike lanes, new street lights, and…
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Mayor Don Gerard to present Keys to the City of Champaign at the Illini Rebounders Club Luncheon

On Wednesday, January 16 at the Holiday Inn, the Illini Rebounders Club will host Mayor Don Gerard and a presentation for Keys to the City to four outstanding citizens serving within the Champaign community. Keys to the City are bestowed upon distinguished persons and honored guests of Champaign in recognition of their services to the…
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