City of Champaign News

Last July, Champaign police officers responded to South Second Street on a report that a man had made suicidal threats. The information was confirmed and he was transported for an involuntary evaluation at Provena. Officers seized his legally-owned Glock .40 caliber pistol. Since no action was taken on his Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card, the…
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The Human Resources Department coordinated the annual Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair, held on February 9, 2012. Approximately 120 City employees and retirees attended. At the Fair, Provena Covenant Medical Center, Carle Foundation Hospital, and Christie Clinic were on hand to conduct biometric screenings, including cholesterol and triglyceride screens. Various vendors participated to provide valuable…
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Applications must be submitted online and will be accepted through March 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM. The application fee is $25. However, waivers will be granted to income-eligible applicants. Please visit www.champaignpolice.com to apply. Click on the “Jobs” tab to access the online hiring center and obtain more information. Come and join a diverse force…
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A new report issued by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy entitled “Active Transportation: Beyond Urban Centers, Walking and Bicycling in Small Towns and Rural America” designated the C-U area as #8 among all cities in the nation. This is an impressive accomplishment for our community. Besides Champaign-Urbana ranking #8 there are several interesting quotes included in the report:…
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed the City’s AAA bond rating. In its press release announcing the rating, Fitch noted the following “key drivers” in its rating decision: • University Provides Stability • Diverse Revenue Stream • Strong Fund Balance • Solid Management With respect to the strong fund balance, the press release stated “Fitch believes the…
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