Category: General Press Releases

Coalition Takes Action to Protect Clean Water

On December 12, 2012 a coalition of agencies submitted their application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) for sole source designation for the Mahomet Aquifer. The Mahomet Aquifer provides nearly 100% of the drinking water for this region and supports thousands of commercial, industrial, and agricultural water users. Champaign Mayor Don Gerard said, […]

Local Governments Oppose Hazardous Waste at Clinton Landfill

A coalition of local governments, including the Cities of Champaign, Urbana, Bloomington, and Decatur; the Town of Normal; the Village of Savoy; Champaign and Piatt Counties; and the Mahomet Valley Water Authority, are filing a complaint today before the Illinois Pollution Control Board alleging that a chemical waste unit is being unlawfully operated by Clinton […]

Halloween Safety Tips

The Champaign Police Department is reminding parents and homeowners to take a moment to consider basic safety precautions that will make Halloween a safer night of fun for trick-or-treaters. NEVER send young children out alone. Children should always be accompanied by a parent or another trusted adult. Older children should always travel in groups. PLAN […]

Open House Digital Divide Resource Fair Tonight from 4 -7 p.m.

The public is reminded to attend tonight’s (October 22, 2012) free Open House Digital Divide Resource and Information Fair from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Douglass Branch Library (504 E Grove Street, Champaign). At the Resource Fair, residents can learn about free public computing centers, training classes, and other resources available in our community. […]

2013 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 12th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 18, 2013, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign at 4:00 p.m. Individuals and Organizations can be nominated […]

Bike Implementation Plan Public Meeting

The draft Plan will be presented on Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Champaign Main Library in the Robeson meeting room. Following the formal presentation an open house will be held for staff to answer questions. The draft Plan will also be available online on the City’s website. This offers […]

Central Illinois Cities Fight for Clean Water

On October 15, 2012, Champaign Mayor Don Gerard held a press conference to announce a coalition is planning to apply to the U.S. EPA for sole source designation for the Mahomet Aquifer. According to Layne Hydro, a water management consulting company hired by the coalition, the Aquifer meets the required criteria for the designation. The […]

Digital Divide Resource Fair to be Held October 22nd

The public is invited and encouraged to attend a free Digital Divide Resource and Information Fair on Monday, October 22, 2012, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Douglass Branch Library (504 E Grove Street, Champaign). The resource fair is a free open house event to educate residents about the public computing resources and services […]

Honorary Street Ceremony

The City of Champaign will honor Mr. Lum Rose, Sr. by dedicating a portion of Sixth Street, between Washington Street and Grove Street, as Honorary Lum Rose Way. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Friday, October 19, 2012, at 1 p.m. during a ceremony at the southwest corner of Sixth Street and Washington […]

Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The 2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Hilton Garden Inn and was attended by over 150 people. The 2012 Award Recipients were: Eric Luedtke, Human Rights Award Nianhua, Wang, Research/Education Award Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO), Research/Education Award Drs. Malcolm Hill, Melinda Dabrowski, Tyrone Melvin & Jane […]