Category: General Press Releases

Library Receives $12,500 Grant for Teen Program at Douglass Branch

For the 14th consecutive year, the library has received a Project Next Generation (PNG) grant from the Illinois State Library. PNG is a state and federally funded program with the goal of providing low-income middle-school access to new technologies and the opportunity to develop technological skills in a safe and friendly environment. The $12,500 grant […]

2013 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana have selected the 2013 recipients of the eleventh annual Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. One (1) individual and three (3) organizations will be honored at a reception and awards program on Thursday, September 26th, at the I Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign at 5:45 p.m. Tickets […]

Ready Set Read! Program Receives Support from Local Organizations

The Champaign Public Library’s new early literacy initiative has caught the attention of a number of organizations. Recently, Champaign West Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club of Champaign-Urbana made gifts in support of the program and Rotary members helped prepare Ready Set Read! bags to be distributed this fall and spring. Each bag has items that […]

2013 Campus Move-In Cleanliness

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will be increasing enforcement the weeks of August 18th and August 25th in an attempt to eliminate large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters on campus. Property owners will be issued notices giving them 24 hours in which to remove accumulations of trash. If the trash remains […]

Feed the Thing During Turn-over

As the fall semester begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign is launching a recycle event to assist those moving out and moving in on August 18-26, 2013. The goal of the event is to provide students living in multifamily buildings (apartments with five or more units), fraternities, sororities, and Private Certified […]

August Campus Turnover Recycle and Reuse Events

As summer turnover begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign and local non-profit agencies are continuing their effort to encourage the students living in multi-family buildings, fraternities, sororities, and private certified housing to donate any unwanted items that can be resold or reused. Two dates have been scheduled for drop off: Tuesday, […]

Mayor Gerard’s Emergency Order for Saturday July 20, 2013 Champaign Music Festival

EMERGENCY ORDER I, Don Gerard, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign, Illinois, and pursuant to aut hority granted me in Section 5-91.1 of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby enter the following emergency order in relation to the event known as Champaign Music […]

National Night Out 2013 – August 6, 2013

OWN THE NIGHT, OWN YOUR COMMUNITY National Night Out 2013 The City of Champaign will recognize National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. National Night Out 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 […]

Champaign “Bicycle Friendly Community” Recognition Event

Champaign “Bicycle Friendly Community” Recognition Event July 9, 2013 / 6:15 PM Corner of Neil Street and Chester Street, Downtown Champaign This past May, Champaign was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a “Bicycle Friendly Community.” This national recognition adds Champaign to the list of 259 BFCs in 47 states across America. The […]

4th of July

Traffic Restrictions, Traffic Plan and other Regulations To expedite the traffic flow into, around and away from the event site (State Farm Center), the public safety committee announces the following traffic plan for the parade and evening show/fireworks: PARADE – Parade & 5K Map Parade and 5K Route: The parade will start on First Street […]