Category: General Press Releases

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 […]

Vehicle Burglary Prevention Tips – Champaign Police Warns Public to “Lock Up”

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating multiple cases involving unknown offenders who break into unlocked vehicles and remove items of value left in vehicles. Over the past ten days, the department has taken 34 reports of burglary to motor vehicles occurring throughout the city. Many of these burglaries could have been prevented and occurred […]

Trick or Treat 2013

TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS Halloween, October 31, 2013 Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: ** Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held […]

Open House for Phase 1 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvement Project

The City of Champaign and the West Washington Street Watershed Steering Committee will be hosting a project open house for Phase 1 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvement Project. City staff and Steering Committee Members will be available to answer questions about the upcoming project, which is scheduled to begin in the spring of […]

2014 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 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 17, 2014, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign at 4:00 p.m. Individuals and Organizations can be nominated […]

Fire Prevention Week Open House

WHAT: Fire Prevention Week Open House WHEN: Saturday October 12, 2013 TIME: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM WHERE: Champaign Public Library Parking Lot (200 W. Green, Champaign) The public is invited to join Champaign Fire Department for an open house to recognize Fire Prevention Week. This year, the theme for Fire Prevention Week is Get […]

City Responds to Pedestrian Safety Concerns on Prospect Avenue

The City of Champaign is working to address public concerns about pedestrian safety along Prospect Avenue, south of Green Street, and near South Side Elementary School. Since Tuesday, when learning of an accident involving an elementary student at South Side, the City of Champaign has taken immediate actions as well as begun to investigate longer-term […]

Champaign City Council Begins Goal Setting Process – Welcomes Citizen Input

The Champaign City Council is beginning the process of establishing goals for 2013 – 2015 and invites the public to share their thoughts and ideas about the future goals for the City. The City Council sets the vision for the City and adopts goals every two years to provide direction on City services and priorities. […]

Update – Church & Neil Streets Lane Closures

English Brothers have experienced complications with their precast panel installation. The scheduled plan has been altered as follows. In order to set a crane and place precast panels at 217 N. Neil Street (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing the following lanes of Church Street and Neil Street adjacent to the property: Monday, […]

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

There will be a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 9 AM at the northeast corner of West Side Park (corner of State St. and Church St.) in Champaign. Local area responders will be participating with reflections offered by Champaign Fire Department Chaplain David Ashby and Champaign Fire Chief Douglas Forsman.