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 […]

2014 STAR Awards Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the fifth year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community. […]

Changes in Disability Parking at Meters

Effective January 1, 2014 the City will begin enforcing the new State of Illinois Law concerning meter parking for vehicles displaying a disabled placard. Vehicles displaying the new Secretary of State issued yellow and grey striped placard will not have to pay parking meters. Placard holders with the standard blue placard will be required to […]

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 around 4 p.m. Thursday, December 5. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “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 Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2” or greater. The City of Champaign […]

Upcoming Road Closures for Downtown Parade of Lights

UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURES FOR  DOWNTOWN PARADE OF LIGHTS Champaign – The Champaign Center Partnership will be hosting the 13th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights on Saturday, November 30, 2013. To accommodate the parade route the following streets will be closed to traffic beginning at 4 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m.: • Neil Street between University […]

DeWitt County Board Votes to Support Coalition Position

DeWitt County State’s Attorney Submits FOIA About Coalition Supporters The City of Champaign joined an intergovernmental Coalition that was created in 2010 to prevent the introduction of PCB’s into the landfill above the Mahomet Aquifer, the source of drinking water for most of Central Illinois. Other members of the Coalition are Champaign County, the City […]

Springfield Avenue Road Closure

The City of Champaign has closed Springfield Avenue between First Street and Neil Street until 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2013. The Champaign Fire Department and Public Works Department are continuing to address the site of a fire that occurred at 40 E. Springfield Avenue during the early morning hours on Saturday. North and […]

Champaign Library Earns “Star Library” Award for Efficiency and Service

The Champaign Public Library continued to shine on Library Journal’s latest list of America’s “star libraries.”  In the 2013 ratings, released earlier in November, Champaign was among 263 public libraries to earn “star library” status, placing it among the top 3.5% of public libraries nationwide. Champaign’s library has won this prestigious designation all six years […]