Category: General Press Releases

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 […]

City Offices Closed on 1/20/14

City offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Emergency services (Police, Fire, METCAD) will continue normal operations. City services will reopen on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Have a safe holiday weekend.

Hen Ordinance Update

On December 3, 2013 City Council adopted an ordinance that allows residents to raise up to six hens under specific conditions. Since that time, Staff has been answering inquiries from residents, speaking with the media and entering information into the City’s licensing software. The ordinance requires a coop license to be issued prior to a […]

News Release: City Addressing Potholes

CITY ADDRESSING POTHOLES Champaign – City crews have completed the majority of potholes on primary routes and serious potholes in other areas. Crews will now move into secondary streets and continue to respond to service requests as they come in. Citizens are encouraged to report problem areas to the Public Works Department.Public Works can be […]

Sales Tax Rate Update

  The City increased its Home-Rule Sales Tax by 0.25% effective January 1, 2014 to increase Police and Fire services.   The overall sales tax rate for most purchases in the City of Champaign is as follows:   State: 5.00% City Share of State: 1.00% County Share of State: 0.25% County-Public Safety: 0.25% County-School Facility: […]

News Release: City to Conduct Downtown Snow Cleanup

CITY TO CONDUCT DOWNTOWN SNOW CLEANUP   In an effort to remove snow-pack from the Downtown area, Public Works will be closing major streets in and out of the downtown area from on Saturday, January 11, 2014 and Sunday, January 12, 2014 between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. These streets include Neil St., Walnut […]

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 […]