Category: General Press Releases

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, […]

Delay in Recycling Service

Due to the inclement weather, the City’s Multifamily Recycling Program, ‘Feed the Thing’ will not be serviced today. We anticipate the service will be up and running again by Tuesday morning (3/26). The City’s contractor for this program, Allied Waste will be servicing all recycling containers as soon as they are able to, including Saturday. […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department will mobilize resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday, March 24. According to Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt, “We are following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff has prepped the […]

City of Champaign to Hold Open Retirement Reception for Steve Carter

The City of Champaign, City Manager’s Office, invite citizens to attend the Retirement Reception for Steve Carter, celebrating Steve’s twenty-eight years of service to the Champaign community. This event is free and open to the public. What: Open Retirement Reception for Steve Carter, celebrating twenty-eight years of service with the City of Champaign. Who: The […]

Coalition Invites Citizens to Join Efforts

Three-quarters of a million people in Illinois rely on the Mahomet Aquifer for safe, clean water. Many local officials from Central Illinois are involved in trying to protect the Aquifer. These officials have released a public service announcement (PSA) to urge the public to be involved in the U.S. EPA’s process to designate the Mahomet […]

City of Champaign Responds to Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department worked throughout the night and continues to work to address the snowfall that has accumulated. The Illinois State Water Survey reports the area has received 4.2 inches in the last 24 hours. According to Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt, “We have followed the plans set forth in the […]