Category: General Press Releases

Honorary Street Ceremony

The City of Champaign will honor Reverend W.B. Keaton by dedicating a portion of Sixth Street, between Pilgrim Baptist Church and Eureka Street, as Honorary Rev. W.B. Keaton Way. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. during a ceremony at the northwest intersection of Sixth Street and […]

Champaign Community Coalition “Neighborhood Walk”

Please join the Champaign Community Coalition as we “Walk-as-One” in the southwest police district of Champaign on Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 4:30-6:30 PM. Coalition partners will go door-to-door: Distributing child safety and crime prevention information; Informing residents about community programs for youth and families; Strengthening community partnerships; and Supporting and responding to neighborhood needs […]

Open House – ADA Transition Plan – 2013 Update

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the main foyer at The Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services at 1207 S. Oak St., the City of Champaign will host a public open house to discuss the 2013 update to the City’s ADA Transition Plan.  The Project Specialist, along with […]

2013 Heroes and Helping Hands Awards

Prior to the City of Champaign Council meeting next Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Champaign Fire and Police Departments will honor nearly a dozen people who in the last year found themselves in the midst of an emergency. Faced with crisis situations, these civic-minded helpers and heroes provided exemplary aid to their fellow citizens and the […]

STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony to happen April 25th

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Expo – 5:30 pm; Awards Ceremony – 7:00 pm Where: Hilton Garden Inn 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign Event Details On Thursday, April 25, 2013, the Neighborhood Services Department and the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board will host the Fourth Annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Expo and Awards Ceremony. The […]

METCAD (Champaign County 9-1-1) Urges Education for 9-1-1

Everyone knows that in the United States, 9-1-1 is the universal number that should be called in the event of an emergency…or do they? 9-1-1 centers all over the US have encountered hurdles when educating the public about 9-1-1 and its uses. That’s why during the month of April, as part of National 9-1-1 Education […]

Champaign Public Library Launches Civility Week, April 7-13, 2013

It’s Cool to Be Kind! CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY will lead an effort to enhance the quality of life in our community through programs and activities that explore the principles of civility. Civility Week provides a chance to get our community talking about important issues such as bullying in schools and incivility in the workplace. It’s […]

Champaign 2012 Firefighter of the Year

Exchange Club of Champaign will honor Champaign Fire Department’s 2012 Firefighter of the Year, Eng. Chris Hanson, at a noon luncheon on Monday, April 1 at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd. Eng. Hanson joined the Champaign Fire Department in July 1997. Eng. Hanson exemplifies departmental leadership with strong, consistent, and passionate efforts toward excellence […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department has been working around the clock since Saturday night to address the 11.5 inches of snowfall accumulated from Sunday and Monday’s winter storm. According to Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt, “We are following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. A crew will […]

Sidewalk Snow Removal

As of 3 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2013, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to 2 inches or more on sidewalks. In order to make the sidewalks safe for pedestrians, […]