Category: General Press Releases

Emergency Order Pertaining to Liquor Sales During Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

I, Don Gerard, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign, Illinois, and pursuant to authority granted me in Section 5-91 (9) of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby find that there may be a threat to the public health, safety and welfare from activities […]

News Release: Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation 02.18.14

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ACTIVATION As of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 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 several periods of snowfall over the past week, snow and ice has accumulated to 2 inches or more […]

News Release: Upcoming Lane Closures – Green Street and First Street

UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES ON GREEN STREET AND FIRST STREET Champaign – In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance, National Power Rodding Corp. will require lane closures on Green Street (between Locust Street and Fourth Street) and First Street (between Green Street and John Street). Operations will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18 […]

News Release: Upcoming Lane Closure – Springfield Avenue

UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES ON SPRINGFIELD AVENUE Champaign – In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance, National Power Rodding Corp. will be will require lane closures on Springfield Avenue (between Mattis Avenue and Fair Street). Operations will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17 and are planned for completion by 4:00 p.m. Monday, February […]

News Release: Fourth Street Lane Closure

FOURTH STREET LANE CLOSURE Champaign – Due to a water main break at the intersection of Fourth Street and Springfield Avenue, the northbound lane of Fourth Street will be closed beginning at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Northbound traffic will be rerouted to Third Street via Healey Street. This lane will reopen once […]

News Release: Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 12:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 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: Parking Meter Collections During Snow Cleanup

Parking Meter Collections During Snow Cleanup Champaign – Residents and visitors to the downtown and campus areas may encounter parking meters that read ‘fail’ over the next few days. The reason for this is that parking meters may malfunction when they become full and cannot accept additional coins. During extreme weather, staff that perform parking […]

News Release: City Council Meeting Cancelled 02.04.14

CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED Champaign – Due to inclement weather, the regular City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014 is cancelled. Agenda items scheduled for tonight’s meeting will be moved to a special regular Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014; followed by the regular study session meeting already scheduled for […]

News Release: City Prepares for Snowfall

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Tuesday afternoon, February 4, 2014. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works […]

NEWS RELEASE: Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation

NEWS RELEASE: SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 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 […]