Category: General Press Releases

Coalition Takes Action to Protect Clean Water

On December 12, 2012 a coalition of agencies submitted their application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) for sole source designation for the Mahomet Aquifer. The Mahomet Aquifer provides nearly 100% of the drinking water for this region and supports thousands of commercial, industrial, and agricultural water users. Champaign Mayor Don Gerard said,…
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Local Governments Oppose Hazardous Waste at Clinton Landfill

A coalition of local governments, including the Cities of Champaign, Urbana, Bloomington, and Decatur; the Town of Normal; the Village of Savoy; Champaign and Piatt Counties; and the Mahomet Valley Water Authority, are filing a complaint today before the Illinois Pollution Control Board alleging that a chemical waste unit is being unlawfully operated by Clinton…
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Open House Digital Divide Resource Fair Tonight from 4 -7 p.m.

The public is reminded to attend tonight’s (October 22, 2012) free Open House Digital Divide Resource and Information Fair from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Douglass Branch Library (504 E Grove Street, Champaign). At the Resource Fair, residents can learn about free public computing centers, training classes, and other resources available in our community….
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2013 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 12th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 18, 2013, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign at 4:00 p.m. Individuals and Organizations can be nominated…
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Honorary Street Ceremony

The City of Champaign will honor Mr. Lum Rose, Sr. by dedicating a portion of Sixth Street, between Washington Street and Grove Street, as Honorary Lum Rose Way. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Friday, October 19, 2012, at 1 p.m. during a ceremony at the southwest corner of Sixth Street and Washington…
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Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The 2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Hilton Garden Inn and was attended by over 150 people. The 2012 Award Recipients were: Eric Luedtke, Human Rights Award Nianhua, Wang, Research/Education Award Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO), Research/Education Award Drs. Malcolm Hill, Melinda Dabrowski, Tyrone Melvin & Jane…
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