Category: General Press Releases

Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign

For Immediate Release August 24, 2015 Contact:   Sgt Geoffrey Coon, 217-403-6934, geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign As summer winds down, The Champaign Police Department is ramping up its traffic enforcement efforts as part of the national effort to eliminate drunk driving. August 24 – September 7 (Labor Day), […]

Taste of Champaign-Urbana Street Closures

In order to accommodate the Champaign Park District’s Taste of Champaign-Urbana, the following streets have been closed:   – State Street is closed between Church Street and University Avenue – Elm Street is closed between Church Street and University Avenue – Park Avenue is closed at the intersection of State Street – Park Avenue is […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois will close a lane of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, August 24, 2015, and will end on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. One lane of northbound and one lane of southbound traffic will remain open throughout the work. […]

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.  […]

CAFR Award

The City of Champaign received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a […]

GFOA’s Budget Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Champaign the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Financial Plan for Community Services (annual budget). The City has received this award annually for 24 years, which shows a strong commitment to producing the highest quality budget document that reflects the guidelines and […]

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 Pavement Marking Project

Varsity Striping, Inc. has started the 2015 Pavement Marking Project. The project will include both the removal of old markings and the installation of new markings on various streets within the City of Champaign. Work is expected to last through the fall and should be completed by November 1. Each location requires two crews: the […]

City of Champaign Awarded $50,000 from SBA’s “Start-Up In a Day” Competition

The City of Champaign was awarded the U.S. Small Business Association’s (SBA) first ever “Start-Up in a Day: Start Small” competition. Champaign was one of 25 cities selected out of 100 applicants. The SBA announced the winners at the White House Demo Day on Tuesday, August 4th. The $50,000 award will help fund the development, […]

Campus Move In-Out Cleanliness

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will increase enforcement in the campus area the weeks of August 17 and August 24 in an attempt to prevent large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters. Property owners will receive notices giving them short response times in which to remove accumulations of trash. If the trash remains […]