Category: General Press Releases

Trick or Treat Hours for Halloween, October 31, 2012

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 on October 31, regardless of what day […]

CFD Fire Prevention Week 2012 – Destination: Safety Oasis

Champaign Fire Department will host Destination: Safety Oasis with the acclaimed Passport to Safety activities in the Champaign Public Library’s parking lot from 10:00 AM to noon on Saturday, October 13 in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. All are invited to learn, interact, visit and eat with community safety experts from C-U MTD, Carle […]

Glenn Park Drive Public Input Meeting – September 27, 2012

As part of the ongoing City efforts to elicit public comments on the  West Washington Street Drainage Improvements, a meeting was held on-site at Glenn Park on September 27 to allow nearby residents to see and discuss several concept plans for the proposed Glenn Park Detention basin facilities. City staff along with the project consultant […]

Partial-day Closure at Champaign Public Library on Friday, October 5

On Friday, October 5, the Champaign Public Library, at 200 W. Green St., and its Douglass Branch location, at 504 E. Grove St., will be closed until 1 p.m. for staff training. The library’s outside book returns will be open to accept returns throughout the day. The library’s online catalog and access to patron accounts […]

Sewer Improvements on Lynn Street Lane Restrictions – South 500 Block

As part of the 2012 Annual Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Cross Construction will be directional drilling and installing sewers to serve the south 500 block of Lynn Street. Directional drilling involves constructing a horizontal hole underground and pulling new sewer pipes into it. The purpose is to avoid long trenches and surface disruption where the […]

Municipal Electric Aggregation Program Second Enrollment Period

On September 27, the City of Champaign and Integrys Energy will initiate a second enrollment period for the City’s Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) program by mailing opt-out letters to residential and small commercial customers who have established new accounts with Ameren since the initial enrollment period in July. Customers currently on Ameren’s electric space heat […]

Twain Talk to Launch CU Reading Program

With a talk entitled “The Genius of Mark Twain,” Dr. Elliot Engel will kick off a month of free events for CU Reading, a reading program encouraging everyone in Champaign-Urbana to read — or rediscover — Mark Twain’s first novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Dr. Engel’s scholarly and entertaining presentation will help set the […]

Civility Author P.M. Forni Coming to Champaign Public Library

The author of the bestselling book Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct will speak at the Champaign Public Library on Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m. Dr. P.M. Forni, co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project and a leading authority on the significance of civility and manners, will explore what it means to […]

Lane Closure on Neil Street near Marshall Street

The City of Champaign will be reconstructing an electrical hand-hole on Neil Street and Marshall Street. Operations will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 24 and are planned for completion and reopening by 2 p.m. that afternoon, weather permitting. During this project, the outside northbound lane of Neil Street will be closed between 10 […]