Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection

City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection December 31, 2012 through January 11, 2013 The City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection program will recycle your natural Christmas Tree. City residents may participate by placing their tree within four feet of the curb by 6 a.m. on their scheduled collection day. Please see the Christmas Tree Collection […]

David Appointed City Manager Effective March 30, 2013

Last night, Champaign City Council voted to appoint Assistant City Manager Dorothy Ann David as City Manager beginning March 30, 2013, following the retirement of current City Manager Steve Carter on March 29, 2013. David will be the first City Manager appointed by the City Council in over 28 years. “I am grateful to the […]

2013 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County Board, Parkland College and the University of Illinois invite citizens to attend the 12th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration. The event will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL at 4pm. This event […]

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 […]