Category: General Press Releases

2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County Board, Parkland College and the University of Illinois would like to invite you to attend the 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on Friday, January 17, 2014, 4 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign. This year’s theme is: “A […]

News Release: City Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 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 […]

News Release: City Services to Resume Normal Operations

CITY SERVICES TO RESUME NORMAL OPERATIONS Champaign – The City of Champaign will resume normal operations Tuesday, January 7, 2014. The City Building will reopen at 8:00 a.m. City employees have been encouraged, as with all citizens to use caution when traveling, especially from rural areas. The City will have many employees working on the […]

News Release: City of Champaign Snow Response

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN SNOW RESPONSE  Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to address the snowfall from Sunday’s storm. The Illinois State Water Survey reported 6.3” of new snowfall during the last 24 hours. This snow was accompanied by gusty winds, which created drifting situations. As of this morning, all primary routes […]

Info Sharing: List of Warming Shelters

The National Weather Service is forecasting extremely cold temperatures with wind chills that are life threatening. If you do not have adequate heat in your home, please seek shelter with a friend or family member. There are several entities who are opening their buildings as warming centers, please take advantage of them if you need […]

News Update: Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Deactivated

The Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance for the Downtown and Campustown areas that went into effect on Friday 1/4 and was due for compliance Sunday 1/6 has been deactivated until further notice. With the new additional snowfall, the time period for compliance will be adjusted accordingly. A new activation may occur later in the week, a […]

News Update: City of Champaign Snow Response Operations

Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is continuing with around the clock operations to address the snowfall that began this morning. Residents are encouraged to stay home, if possible. Blizzard like conditions have been reported with limited to zero visibility in some areas. All City streets have snow on them and snowpack […]

News Release: City Prepares for Snowfall/Winter Storm

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is preparing for the snowfall that is forecasted to begin Saturday night into Sunday evening. Crews will pre-treat bridges and primary routes with anti-icing chemicals. Once the snowfall begins, crews will begin plowing activities. Crews have worked around the clock […]

News Release: Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activated

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014, 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 […]

News Release: Emergency Snow Routes De-Activated

SNOW ROUTES ARE DE-ACTIVATED Champaign – The City of Champaign announces that effective 10:45 a.m., the prohibited parking ban on City Snow Routes will be lifted and reinstatement of normal parking regulations will be in effect. All residents should be advised that any snow of an additional two inches or more will cause the parking […]